18 Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipes to Make Tonight
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.
Curried Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes
These slow-cooked chicken thighs are fall-off-the-bone-tender and full of curried flair.
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tacos
These chicken tacos keep it simple but oh-so flavorful with a citrusy marinade.
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.
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.
Sesame-Chicken Thigh Paillard with Peanut Sauce
These crispy, pan-fried thighs will make you want to say "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"
Cajun Chicken Cassoulet
Recipe: Cajun Chicken Cassoulet
We put a Southern spin on this classic slow-cooked French dish—and we think it's better for it.
Chicken, Farro, and Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Say hello to your new favorite lunch recipe.
Crunchy Jerk Tacos with Watermelon-Mango Salsa
This recipe has more personality than your Taco Tuesday has ever seen.
Fried Chicken Thighs & Biscuits
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.
Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs with White BBQ Sauce
Throw these on the grill lined with your favorite seasonal veggies. You won't be disappointed.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Bacon Satay
This appetizer is always the talk of the party. Try it, and you'll see why.
Sesame Chicken Tacos
Recipe: Sesame Chicken Tacos
The whole family will love these chicken tacos with Asian flair.
Chicken Thighs with Chunky Tomato Sauce
Greek-spiced chicken thighs and a fire-roasted tomato sauce are the stars of this recipe.
Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs
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.
Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs
Recipe: Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs
Crispy, crunchy chicken drizzled with a spicy honey mustard sauce? Say no more.
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.
Balsamic Garlic-and-Herb Chicken Thighs
You'll make this hearty weeknight dinner recipe again and again.
Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Recipe: Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Kick your regular grilled chicken up a notch with chipotle flavor.