From fried chicken with gravy to tandoori-style, we’ve rounded up the most popular recipes featuring chicken thighs. These tried-and-true dishes are packed with flavour, and promise to keep you full and satisfied any day of the week.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Featuring soy sauce and ginger, this mouthwatering (and complete) meal is prepped and cooking in just 10 minutes!
The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Cacciatore
Ree Drummond’s take on the Cacciatore, or “hunter-style” chicken, uses skin-on thighs, onions, herbs and tomatoes. Place the cooked chicken and vegetables on a bed of cooked pasta, and serve it family style in a large bowl or platter. For more inspiration, check out The Pioneer Woman’s best pasta recipes ever.
Rigatoni with Chicken Thighs
Chopped chicken thighs are cooked in a simmering homemade sauce starring garlic, onions, chicken broth and crushed tomatoes, served over tubed-shaped rigatoni noodles and finished with freshly grated Parmesan. Ree Drummond leaves our stomachs growling, yet again. Here are more of her easiest dinner recipes.
Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce
Chicken thighs are browned in a cast-iron skillet and then topped with a rich, creamy mustard sauce made with fancy Dijon, white wine and creme fraiche. It’s an easy weeknight meal that’s also fancy enough to impress guests at your next dinner party.
Lemon and Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs
Packed with sweet, zesty flavour and made in under 30 minutes, this easy-to-make main is sure to please any palate.
Chicken Pot Hotdish
Juicy chicken thighs lend their rich flavour to this comforting Midwestern classic. Think of it as a creamy chicken pot pie, but instead of pastry, the dish is topped with freezer-friendly tater tots!
30-Minute Grilled Chicken Thighs with Watermelon and Feta Salad
A grilled weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes may sound impossible, but this recipe cuts down on prep time by rubbing the marinade right into the chicken. Just before you put that meat on the barbecue, prepare your watermelon, feta, cucumber and olives for a salad that captures summer’s sweetest flavours.
Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs
Smoked paprika and an apricot-chile sauce give these oven-baked chicken thighs a BBQ flare. Be sure to make extra sauce for the dinner table so your guests can slather more of the sweet-spicy flavour all over the chicken.
Baked Orange Chicken and Brown Rice
Chicken thighs are affordable, packed with flavour, and stay moist when baking as part of a casserole. This dish is not only easy to make, it’s a high-protein, whole grain alternative to greasy comfort food.
Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chicken and Potatoes
Skillets are an easy way to create a complete meal in a fraction of the time. In this recipe, small red potatoes cook alongside chicken thighs until they reach crispy, golden perfection.
Texas-Style Fried Chicken
Take a tasty American classic like fried chicken and make it your own by serving up a batch of Texas-Style Fried Chicken. This recipe uses thick buttermilk for the batter and a honey dipping sauce on the side.
Sweet Heat Chicken Thighs
Break out the Dutch oven for this sweet and spicy dish straight from Ree Drummond’s kitchen. Chicken thighs, butternut squash and kale are prepared in a savoury mixture that includes ginger, garlic, chili paste, hoisin and brown sugar, creating a sauce that you can spoon over it when serving.