7 Chicken Recipes that Show Some Thigh

December 10, 2015

Chicken thighs were made for weeknights—they cook quickly and can adapt to just about any of the motley pantry ingredients you already have. Fry 'em, braise 'em, stick them in a pot to slow-cook with tomatoes, or even roast them in a bag. Go ahead and show some leg with these 7 chicken thigh recipes:

Braised Chicken Thighs with Tomato and Garlic by Merrill Stubbs

Photo by James Ransom

Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Ashley Rodriguez

Photo by Ashley Rodriguez

Chicken Thighs with Tomato, Orzo, Olives, and Feta by onetinyspark

Photo by Bobbi Lin

Canal House's Chicken Thighs with Lemon by Genius Recipes

Photo by James Ransom

Herbed Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Paper Bag by Kukla

Photo by James Ransom

Aromatic Grilled Chicken Thighs by Primal Palate

Photo by Mark Weinberg

Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Chickpeas by Selma | Selma's Table

Photo by James Ransom

What's your all-time favorite chicken thigh recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

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HopeinDC December 10, 2015
Okay one more! Clearly I love chicken thighs! I love to cover them in shito - a spicy ghanaian tomato, pepper, and dried fish condiment. Just cover them in curry powder and shito and roast them and then serve them on top of Ghanaian style rice and beans(black eyed peas in this case). Spicy, earthy and delicious!
HopeinDC December 10, 2015
Chicken thighs make the best stir fry! They can with stand the high heat of a wok without drying out.
HopeinDC December 10, 2015
I love to take crushed tomatos, basil, capers and pitted kalamata or castrelvano olives(and anchovies or anchovy paste if i have it) mix it all together in a casserole bowl and then place season chicken thighs and put on top of this mixture. I then sprinkle with bread crumbs and cheese for some texture. I call it sicilian style chicken and it's delicious with whole wheat couscous, orzo, or and small shaped pasta like ditalini.
Fredrik B. December 10, 2015
Minor mishap: The link for the orzo chicken just leads to the lemon one.