20 Easy Baked Chicken Thigh Recipes
Chicken Thighs with Peperonata and Roasted Broccoli
Anchovy paste lends depth without tasting fishy.
Harissa-Roasted Chicken with Chickpeas
Tangy yogurt meets bold harissa in the topping for this gutsy chicken dish. Fletcher adapted the recipe from one by her friend Ed Blonz, author of the syndicated column On Nutrition.
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Schmaltzy Vinaigrette
You'll get all the deliciousness of a roast chicken in a fraction of the time when you opt for bone-in thighs as opposed to a whole bird. Schmaltz, a Yiddish word for chicken fat, is the base for a bright pan sauce that's drizzled over the vegetables and crispy chicken thighs. A cast-iron skillet will maintain an even heat so the hot drippings don't smoke or scorch.
Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots
The trick to extra-savory veggies is cooking the chicken atop the potatoes and carrots.
Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs
These Carolina-style barbecue chicken thighs are smothered with a tangy-sweet sauce that will please the whole family.
Asian-Glazed Chicken Thighs
The 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.
Superfast Crispy Chicken Thighs
The skin is a treat. There are four steps to making it crispy. When it's finished on the stove, you'll pop the skillet into the oven where it finishes the crisping process.
This vibrant chicken dish gets a sweetened upgrade from a honey and apricot glaze.
Spicy Chicken Thighs with Summer Squash
A metal cooling rack set in a rimmed baking sheet makes bi-level cooking possible--squash below, chicken above--so the meat's glaze stays nicely charred, while the juices drip into and moisten the squash.
Superfast Crispy Chicken Thighs
This crispy chicken can be on your table in less than 30 minutes! Pro tip: flip the thighs during the last few minutes in the oven. Hot air will wash over the skins, crisping them to perfection.
Spiced Chicken Thighs
This 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.
Apricot-Ginger Chicken Thighs
The 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.
Braised Chicken Thighs with Chicken Skin Gremolata
You can roast the chicken skin till it's crisp, rendering out much of the fat and capturing lots of chickeny goodness for a wintry braised main dish. Start checking the skins after 30 minutes in 5-minute intervals; they can quickly go from perfectly crisp to burned.
Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
One 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.
Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs
Crispy, 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.
Roasted Chicken Thighs Provençal
Aromatic 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.
Chicken with Preserved Meyer Lemon and Olives
This bright and earthy braise, adapted from Paula Wolfert's The Food of Morocco (Ecco, 2011; $45), is a regular on the cafe menu at Chez Panisse, in Berkeley. The restaurant cures its lemons the traditional way; for our shortcut, see "Speedy Preserved Meyer Lemons."
Chicken and Roasted Figs
Figs get a nice jammy texture as they cook with chicken in the garlic-honey sauce. For crisp chicken skin, resist the urge to spoon sauce over it during baking.
Citrus-Braised Chicken Thighs
Braising gives you tender, tasty results and a pan sauce to boot.
Honey-Pomegranate Chicken Thighs
Online reviewers offer this easy cleanup tip: line your broiler pan with foil to keep the sugary sauce from sticking to the pan.