South Your Mouth · Mar 9, 2015

19 All-Star Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken thighs are my new favorite protein right now! And it seems like the more people I talk to, the more I’m learning I’m not alone.

Are we just over dry, blah chicken breasts? Don’t get me wrong, breasts are good for when you’re mixing the chicken with other stuff (casseroles, soups & stews, salads, etc.) but as far as being the star of the show? I think chicken thighs are where the flavor’s at. And it’s almost impossible to dry them out or overcook them.

The last few recipes I've created made specifically for thighs have gotten lots of comments and emails from folks who were are thankful to have more dark meat recipes to choose from so I thought I’d reach out to some of my favorite food blogs and put together this collection!

Be sure to stop by these blogs and give them some love for helping out with this collection!

All of the following recipes were made for chicken thighs and/or legs (almost all recipes for legs and thighs are interchangeable).

And for the love of Foghorn Leghorn, please don't substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts for these recipes. Dark meat - particularly bone-in, skin-on pieces - cook totally different than boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

I hope you enjoy!!

1) Honey Garlic Chicken {Crock Pot Recipe!} – by moi

2) Cracklin’ Chicken – from Nom Nom Paleo

3) Smothered Chicken – from Mommy’s Kitchen

4) One-Pot Chicken Dinner {Crock Pot Recipe!} – from Recipes that Crock

5) Dijon Grilled Chicken Thighs – from Plain Chicken

6) Buttermilk Ranch Roasted Chicken – by moi
7) Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken - from Deep South Dish

8) Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs – from 101 Cooking for Two

9) Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs - from Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen

10) Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken – from Dine & Dish

11) One-Pan Roasted Chicken & Potato Bake – by moi

12) Rustic Roasted Chicken – from Everyday Mom’s Meals

13) “Fried” Baked Chicken – from Goodeness Gracious

14) Sticky Chicken – by moi

15) Balsamic Chicken – from Sweet Little Bluebird

16) Chicken Paprikash – from Siggy Spice

Here are a few recipes made with legs that can TOTALLY be made using chicken thighs too!

17) Oven Barbequed Chicken – by moi

18) Easy Peasy Chicken – from Mommy’s Kitchen

19) Lemon Oregano Drumsticks – from Plain Chicken

And here's a bonus recipe! This one is for a whole chicken but could totally be used to for thighs only!
Italian Seasoned Grilled Chicken - from Cooking with Mary & Friends

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