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Chicken Thigh Recipes to Try Tonight

Budget-friendly chicken thighs deliver big flavor. Try using chicken thighs in skillet suppers, slow-cooker recipes, casseroles, soups, grilled dishes and more.
  • Chipotle-Maple Chicken Thighs

    Chipotle-Maple Chicken Thighs

    We won't mince words: This is juicy, spicy, sticky, glorious barbecued chicken. One of the secrets? Chicken thighs. They cook fast, like breasts, but they have richer flavor and don't dry out. And nutritionally speaking, the two are more similar than you'd think.

    Chipotle-Maple Chicken Thighs 

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  • Honey-Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

    Honey-Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

    Sweet and spicy! You only need five ingredients and a hot grill for a delicious weeknight entrée. 

    Honey-Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

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  • Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples

    Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples

    This fantastic one-pan dinner is ideal for a Sunday supper or casual fall get-together with friends; the sauce is delicious, so serve with bread or mashed potatoes to soak up every delicious bite.

    Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples

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  • Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken

    Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken

    Creamy peanut butter, red curry paste and fresh ginger flavor a Thai-inspired chicken slow-cooker recipe.

    Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken

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  • Tequila-Marinated Chicken Thighs

    Tequila-Marinated Chicken Thighs

    Blending tequila with lime and orange juice creates bold flavor that holds up to the heat of the grill. Using chicken thighs ensures that your dinner won’t dry out as it cooks.

    Tequila-Marinated Chicken Thighs

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  • Lemon-Herb Grilled Chicken

    Lemon-Herb Grilled Chicken

    Herbed lemon marinade cooks down with honey to a glossy, gorgeous glaze that gives this chicken a golden color.

    Lemon-Herb Grilled Chicken

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  • Spring Chicken Soup

    Spring Chicken Soup

    Lemon juice adds springtime zip to a soul-warming chicken soup.

    Spring Chicken Soup

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  • Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken with Artichokes

    Garlic Chicken with Artichokes

    Garlic alone is enough to amp up chicken’s tastiness, but adding artichokes to the slow cooker takes this dish to the next level.

    Garlic Chicken with Artichokes

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  • Hearty Chicken and Bean Casserole

    Smoked sausage adds flavor and richness to this casserole, while carrots, white beans and no-salt-added tomatoes keep it on the light side.

    Hearty Chicken and Bean Casserole

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  • Chicken Pot Pie

    This dish is pure creamy, chickeny goodness. The pastry lids can be made a day or two ahead. Bake as directed; cool and then cover loosely with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

    Chicken Pot Pie

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  • Slow-Cooker Coq au Vin

    We adapted a classic French recipe of chicken cooked in wine for this slow-cooker specialty. Burgundy flavors the meaty chicken and forms the base of the gravy.

    Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

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  • Chicken Tostadas with Pickled Red Onion

    Chicken Tostadas with Pickled Red Onion

    Simmering the thighs in chicken broth ensures that they are tender, flavorful and easy to shred.

    Chicken Tostadas with Pickled Red Onion

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  • Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

    Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

    "Cacciatore" is Italian for "hunter-style," which refects this dish's hearty flavor. White wine adds depth, but you can substitute chicken broth if you prefer.

    Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

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  • Slow-Cooker Curried Chicken

    Curried Chicken

    This slow-cooker chicken recipe delivers a world of flavors, with curry playing off of jalapeños, raisins, shredded coconut and sweet peppers.

    Curried Chicken

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  • Southern Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Green Grape Relish

    Southern Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Green Grape Relish

    Nothing says cookout like buns and barbecue sauce! This dish is perfect to make ahead and pull out of the freezer just in time for your next potluck. 

    Southern Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Green Grape Relish

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  • Chicken slow cooker White Bean and Chicken Stew

    Chicken and White Bean Stew

    Great Northern or cannellini beans blend with chicken and purchased Alfredo sauce in this easy-to-assemble slow-cooker meal. Serve with crusty bread and tossed salad.

    Chicken and White Bean Stew

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  • Asian Orange Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice

    Asian Orange Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice

    Any color of cauliflower can be used for the cauliflower rice, but the purple “pops” on the plate. If you really want to have an all-orange dinner, try orange cauliflower which can be found at farmers markets and natural food stores.

    Asian Orange Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice

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  • Crispy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Crispy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Soy sauce, water chestnuts and Chinese five spice add Asian flavors to these light lettuce wraps.

    Crispy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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