16 Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipes to Make Tonight

Garlic-Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs
Photo: Hector Sanchez

If you're in need of quick, flavorful, and budget-friendly weeknight dinner options, we've got two words for you: Chicken thighs. Sometimes overlooked and always underestimated, this meat main is full of surprises. The reason why so many people jump ship and pick chicken thighs' slightly less flavorful sibling, chicken breasts, is simple. Chicken breasts are usually bought boneless, which some may translate as "easier" or "less fussy." Well, we're here to remind that you can, indeed, buy boneless chicken thighs at the grocery store, and they are going to be miles tastier than any breast. Broil, grill, fry, sauté, bake, roast, boil, or stir-fry it—a chicken thigh should be pictured right by the definition of a weeknight warrior. These 18 boneless chicken thigh recipes are sure to save dinner, time and again, if you just let them.

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18 Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipes to Make Tonight

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Garlic-Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs

Garlic-Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Garlic-Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs

This dish strikes the perfect balance of cool tanginess and fiery heat. Yogurt, garlic, and jalapeño peppers mingle in its marinade.

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Chicken-and-Collards Pilau

Chicken-and-Collards Pilau
Greg Dupree

Recipe: Chicken-and-Collards Pilau

You'll want to make this one-pot wonder a regular on the dinner table. It's packed with chicken, sausage, quick-cooking rice, and collards.

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Sesame-Chicken Thigh Paillard with Peanut Sauce

Sesame-Chicken Thigh Paillard with Peanut Sauce
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Sesame-Chicken Thigh Paillard with Peanut Sauce

These crispy, pan-fried thighs will make you want to say "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"

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Cajun Chicken Cassoulet

Cajun Chicken Cassoulet
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Cajun Chicken Cassoulet

We put a Southern spin on this classic slow-cooked French dish—and we think it's better for it.

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Chicken, Farro, and Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Chicken, Farro, and Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Chicken, Farro, and Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Say hello to your new favorite lunch recipe.

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Crunchy Jerk Tacos with Watermelon-Mango Salsa

Crunchy Jerk Tacos with Watermelon-Mango Salsa
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Crunchy Jerk Tacos with Watermelon-Mango Salsa

This recipe has more personality than your Taco Tuesday has ever seen.

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Fried Chicken Thighs & Biscuits

Fried Chicken Thighs & Biscuits
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: Fried Chicken Thighs & Biscuits

We've never met a chicken biscuit we didn't like—and using chicken thighs makes this recipe all the more tender and moist.

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Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs with White BBQ Sauce

Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs with White BBQ Sauce
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs with White BBQ Sauce

Throw these on the grill lined with your favorite seasonal veggies. You won't be disappointed.

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Chicken-and-Bacon Satay

Chicken-and-Bacon Satay
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Chicken-and-Bacon Satay

This appetizer is always the talk of the party. Try it, and you'll see why.

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Sesame Chicken Tacos

Sesame Chicken Tacos
Brian Woodcock

Recipe: Sesame Chicken Tacos

The whole family will love these chicken tacos with Asian flair.

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Chicken Thighs with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Chunky Tomato Sauce
Jennifer R. Davick

Recipe: Chicken Thighs with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Greek-spiced chicken thighs and a fire-roasted tomato sauce are the stars of this recipe.

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Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs

Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs

You can turn to this company-worthy dish in a pinch. Marinated chicken thighs, creamy cheese grits, and garlicky sautéed spinach make a tasty trio.

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Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs

Top-Rated Main Dishes: Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs
Southern Living

Recipe: Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs

Crispy, crunchy chicken drizzled with a spicy honey mustard sauce? Say no more.

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Orange-Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs

Orange-Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs
Southern Living

Recipe: Orange-Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs

A simple marinade of rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice, and ginger packs a flavorful punch on this grilled chicken.

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Balsamic Garlic-and-Herb Chicken Thighs

Balsamic Garlic-and-Herb Chicken Thighs
Southern Living

Recipe: Balsamic Garlic-and-Herb Chicken Thighs

You'll make this hearty weeknight dinner recipe again and again.

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Grilled Chipotle Chicken

Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Grilled Chipotle Chicken

Kick your regular grilled chicken up a notch with chipotle flavor.

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