10 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Need Your Love

Published On 06/04/2015 Published On 06/04/2015

Chicken thighs are like the middle child of the chicken parts family -- always outshined by pseudo-healthy breasts and game day wings. Despite being juicy, cheap, and painfully easy to cook, thighs get no respect! We’re here to change that with these 10 recipes.

Courtesy of Cooking for Keeps

Slow-cooker bourbon brown sugar pulled chicken thigh sandwiches with bacon 

A killer slow-cooker recipe that calls for bourbon, brown sugar, and BACON. Find it here.

Courtesy of i am a food blog

Oven-baked sesame chicken thighs

Honey, soy, and sesame oil marinade make these a comparable alternative to takeout sesame chicken. Recipe here.

Kale and mozzarella baked chicken thighs

Two cheeses, sautéed kale, and just 40 minutes to cook? We’re so down with these cheesy, crispy thighs. Recipe here!

Courtesy of Bev Cooks

Tequila-glazed chicken thighs

Start with a dry rub and then drown them in a tequila, honey, and pineapple juice sauce. Make it here!

Oven-fried chicken thighs with honey mustard glaze

These boneless baked chicken thighs are crispy and crunchy without the splattered oil fry-method mess. Find it here.

Courtesy of Damn Delicious

Baked Caprese chicken thighs

These bone-in chicken thighs are seared until golden before they're topped with tomato and mozzarella and baked. Find it here.

Courtesy of How Sweet It is

Shredded kale salad with fried chicken thighs

A bed of kale under fried chicken thighs is a fantastic way to get in a serving of the healthy leafy stuff, but certainly not the only way. Recipe here!

Skillet chicken thighs with bacon & white wine sauce

Between the bacon and white wine and the super-easy skillet preparation, there’s nothing we don’t love about this recipe. Get it here.

Courtesy of Cooking for Keeps

Blackened chicken thighs with strawberry feta salsa

Use bone-in chicken thighs for even juicer results, then brighten it all up with a sweet, summery salsa. Recipe here!

Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Garlic butter roasted chicken thighs with charred lemon salsa verde

A blend of garlic butter, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese brings major flavor. Find it here.

Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.



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