23 Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken thigh recipes

Chicken thighs are a delicious option for your favorite chicken recipes. Not only are they easier to cook, but they also don’t dry out like chicken breasts, so they are tender and full of flavor. Plus, chicken thighs are more affordable than other cuts of chicken. Check out these 23 easy chicken thigh recipes to make for the family!

One-pan Paprika Roast Chicken

One-pan Paprika Roast Chicken

“A one-pan meal of paprika roasted chicken with roast green beans and lemon smashed potatoes!” - Kevin
Lisa's Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Lisa's Air Fryer Fried Chicken

“Air fryers have come a long way. This air fryer recipe is a great guilt-free way to enjoy fried chicken without the frying. It does not taste exactly like traditional fried chicken, but it's quite tasty. It went fast in the Test Kitchen. The seasoning on the fried chicken is fantastic. We think your family will love this air fryer fried chicken recipe.” - Kitchen Crew
Keto Creamy Chicken

Keto Creamy Chicken

“This Keto Creamy Chicken makes eight servings and is perfect for meal prepping for the week. My husband was getting a bit tired of chicken breast so I used chicken thighs in this creamy sauce and it worked beautifully and it was a nice change.” - Debbie
Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (fajitas)

Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (fajitas)

“You will need a large foil pan for the grill. This is a fantastic summer grilled dish combining teriyaki chicken with sweet and sour onions and peppers. All can be done on the grill. Wait for the major raves - sweet and sour and teriyaki, what could be better.” - Allison
Crock Pot Chicken 'n Noodles

Crock Pot Chicken 'n Noodles

“My family loves this recipe! It is hearty and most definitely comfort food. Not only is it simple, it only requires 4 ingredients (besides the salt & pepper to taste).” - Missy
Chipotle Lime Chicken

Chipotle Lime Chicken

“This grilled chicken is fantastic! The chipotle brings the heat and smokiness to this dish. We love how the beer helps tenderize the chicken and makes it super moist. Brown sugar and agave nectar add just a hint of sweetness. We let ours marinate for 48 hours and used skinless, boneless chicken thighs. This recipe turned out delicious and definitely feeds a crowd.” - Kitchen Crew
Chicken Paprika with Sour Cream

Chicken Paprika with Sour Cream

“A delicious family recipe that is always a hit. Pretty and tasty enough to serve to dinner guests. It has a little kick to it from Serrano chiles and you can add more or less, or leave them out completely... it is still yummy!” - Carol
Spanish Chicken and Rice

Spanish Chicken and Rice

“I now use boneless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces, lightly seasoned with the spices and Spanish chorizo sausages sliced and browned.” - Pam
Semi-Spicy Grilled Chicken

Semi-Spicy Grilled Chicken

“The whole crew loved this juicy, flavorful chicken. This marinade really makes the chicken tender. It was slightly tangy and sweet with a little bit of spice... but not too overpowering. We let my chicken marinate overnight, probably 14-16 hours, so the marinade really permeated through the meat.” - Kitchen Crew
My 10 Year Old's Chicken

My 10 Year Old's Chicken

“This is a fantastic chicken dinner recipe. The Italian chicken is full of flavor from all the fresh ingredients. Fresh herbs and veggies are what make this so yummy. We were a little concerned there may not be enough seasoning but were we pleasantly wrong. We tested it over pasta and with just a bit of fresh Parmesan, it was a delicious dinner.” - Kitchen Crew
Man Catching Fried Chicken

Man Catching Fried Chicken

“We tried this chicken and wow was it good. We don't have the KK seasoning here in our town, so I used the flour alternative as you suggested. It was fabulous! I will always make my fried chicken using your recipe! Thanks so much!” - Bonnie
Lime & Lemon Chili Chicken for the Crock Pot

Lime & Lemon Chili Chicken for the Crock Pot

“This is a staple for my low carb tendencies! However, I love this dumped all over my Cilantro Lime Rice. So flavorful and easy. The aroma while cooking definitely causes some salivating.” - Heather
Ginger-Citrus Chicken Thighs off the Grill

Ginger-Citrus Chicken Thighs off the Grill

“I used a basic marinade of ginger, garlic, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a few more ingredients. I left the skin on because my kids love the crispy skin. Cooked indirectly over medium coals they filled the bill. A green salad and cheddar biscuits set it off. Good eating.” - Iris
Chicken Adobo Enchilada Bake

Chicken Adobo Enchilada Bake

“We loved the Filipino and Mexican flavors in this hearty casserole. The chicken marinade gives this dish a nice little kick and pairs well with the rest of the ingredients. This is a bit of a labor of love to assemble, but the final result is worth the steps. Cheesy and spicy, this enchilada bake is delish.” - Kitchen Crew
Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

“This recipe is so simple to make. It is a great dish for unexpected company because everyone I feed it to loves it. It is packed with tons of flavor, so don't skimp on the vegetables. They go very fast! Since you are making this a one-pan meal, you will also have time to visit with your guests while it is cooking. Enjoy, my friends!” - Bonnie
Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu

“These delectable deep fried chicken pieces with a side of dipping sauce We love chicken Katsu served on a bed of cabbage slices and placed next to a scoop of rice and Macaroni salad.” - Teresa
Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

“This is delicious! The flavors are wonderful - our entire family really enjoyed it - I am about to make it a third time 😀 Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe ;)” - Jennifer
Chicken and Potato Waffles

Chicken and Potato Waffles

“A great spin on traditional chicken and waffles recipe. We loved the savory potato waffles. They are unique and delicious! The brine really tenderizes and adds great flavor to the fried chicken. We opted for beer in the brine, but next time we want to try with the ginger ale for added sweetness. We topped off our chicken and waffles with some maple syrup ... yummy.” - Kitchen Crew
Chicken Thighs Herbs de Provence

Chicken Thighs Herbs de Provence

“These juicy grilled chicken thighs are full of flavor. If you're not familiar with Herbs de Provence it's a collection of spices like marjoram, rosemary, thyme, lavender and other herbs. It adds a subtle earthy taste to the grilled chicken. Balsamic adds a nice tang. A great recipe for grilling season!” - Kitchen Crew
Chicken Stew Francais with Parsley Dumplings

Chicken Stew Francais with Parsley Dumplings

“I created this recipe one cold winter day with ingredients I had on hand. It is a delicious, flavorful ‘stick-to-your-ribs’ chicken recipe. Adding the white wine and dried tarragon gives it that ‘continental’ taste. Serve with a nice crisp green salad and you've got a complete meal.” - Susan
Monika's Moroccan Chicken

Monika's Moroccan Chicken

“The spices in this recipe are blended perfectly! Each flavor is distinct without being at all overwhelming... Super tasty!” - Kitchen Crew
Dakdoritang - Korean Spicy Chicken

Dakdoritang - Korean Spicy Chicken

“This recipe will turn your entire family into the Clean Plate Club! Carefully adjust the amount of red pepper flakes and chili pepper paste in order to manage the heat level. A little of each goes a long way, so go very light if you prefer your dishes on the mild side.” - Kitchen Crew
Chicken and Tomato Gravy

Chicken and Tomato Gravy

“Made this last night for dinner was easy to put together and everyone else loved it. Will be on regular rotation. Thank you for the tasty recipe.” - Monique