Use tasty, economical chicken thighs in classic recipes that are perfect for weeknight dinners and for company.
Asian-Glazed Chicken ThighsThe tasty Asian-inspired glaze gives these chicken thighs a mahogany sheen. Rich thigh meat is higher in fat than lean white meat, so the thighs stay moist even when they're roasted without skin.
Sweet Mustard Chicken ThighsThese Carolina-style barbecue chicken thighs are smothered with a tangy-sweet sauce that will please the whole family.
Chicken Thighs Piccata-StyleTraditional chicken piccata usually features boneless chicken breasts, but in this version, chicken thighs are lightly breaded and cooked in a mixture of lemon juice, broth, and capers.
Moroccan-Spiced Chicken ThighsChicken thighs cooked in a smoky, acidic tomato sauce combine seamlessly with a sweet, nutty couscous to create a hearty North African—inspired meal.
Chicken Cacciatore "Pronto"Classic Chicken Cacciatore is usually made with pieces from a whole chicken but this shortcut version features only the thighs. Canned tomatoes and porcini mushrooms add rich flavor in just a few minutes.
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ancho-Tequila GlazeThe intense smoky-sweet flavor of these grilled chicken thighs comes from a glaze of agave syrup, lime juice, tequila and hot sauce.
Chicken with Dates, Olives, and CinnamonThis Moroccan-inspired chicken dish features chicken thighs simmered in a mixture of onion, olives, dates, cinnamon and ginger.
Apricot-Ginger Chicken ThighsThe combination of ingredients such as chili powder, ground ginger, barbecue sauce, apricot preserves and lime juice creates a perfect sweet-and-savory flavor for these baked chicken thighs.
Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken ThighsOne of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes, these sweet and spicy grilled chicken thighs are flavored with chili powder, cumin, garlic and cider vinegar.
Roasted Chicken Thighs ProvençalAromatic rosemary and thyme transport your tastebuds straight to the hills of Provence, France in this succulent, one-pan chicken recipe. To shorten cooking time, cook chicken and vegetables at the same time in separate pans. Remove vegetables after 30 minutes and keep warm. Cook the chicken five minutes longer and serve.
Seoul-ful Chicken with Minted CucumbersFresh, minted cucumbers paired with spicy Serrano chiles showcase Korean flavors in this sweet and spicy chicken dish. Marinating chicken thighs overnight intensifies flavor and lets you do some of the preparation ahead of time.
Quick Coq au VinThe French traditionally whip up this rustic classic using a rooster as the main ingredient. However, we've found that a combination of juicy chicken thighs, cremini mushrooms, carrots and bacon, cooked in a rich red wine sauce provides unbeatable flavor in half the time. Have fresh bread on hand to soak up the delicious sauce.
Chicken Tagine with Pine-nut CouscousBold, aromatic spices including cinnamon, tumeric, and coriander bring life to this Moroccan-inspired chicken dish. Whip up a simple side of couscous in just 5 minutes for a rich, filling meal.
Honey-Pecan Chicken ThighsCrispy, crunchy chicken drizzled with a spicy honey mustard sauce is soon to become a favorite chicken dish. Baking the chicken provides a satisfying crunch without the added fat from frying.
Osso Buco-Style Chicken ThighsSavor the flavors of Italy in this easy chicken dish packed with onions, carrots, white wine, and tomatoes. Serve over creamy polenta and top with gremolata for a zesty finishing touch.
Chicken Paprikash-Topped PotatoesA favorite dish in Hungary for decades, this easy chicken dish is packed with flavor from brilliant red, peppery paprika. Finishing the dish with sour cream makes a thick, flavorful sauce that melds perfectly with the piping hot potatoes.
Spiced Chicken ThighsThis spicy chicken dish is popular with online reviewers as a satisfying last-minute meal on busy weeknights. Serve over quick-cooking brown rice and with a steamed green veggie.
Honey-Pomegranate Chicken ThighsOnline reviewers offer this easy cleanup tip: line your broiler pan with foil to keep the sugary sauce from sticking to the pan.