30 Best Bone-In Chicken Thigh Recipes

These 30 Best Bone-In Chicken Thigh Recipes offer diverse flavor options, showcasing the versatility of this flavorful and budget-friendly cut of poultry. Whether craving a zesty barbecue dish, an elegant dinner party entrée, or a quick weeknight sheet-pan dinner, these bone-in chicken thigh recipes will satisfy your tastebuds and impress your guests.

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Bone-in chicken thighs are often more affordable than boneless ones, making them a budget-friendly option for those looking to save money without compromising on flavor.

The bone adds flavor to the meat as it cooks, resulting in a richer taste than boneless thighs and, most certainly, chicken breasts. Bone-in chicken thighs are incredibly versatile and can be prepared in numerous ways, including grilling, roasting, braising, and frying.

From 40 Clove Garlic Chicken to Chicken Cacciatore, Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs to Moroccan Chicken Tagine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this collection of the best 30 Bone-In Chicken Thigh Recipes.

American

Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs
Sweet and spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs are a breeze to make in your oven for a quick, budget-friendly weeknight meal year-round or a gathering with friends. You can whip up the Apricot Chipotle Barbecue Sauce in just a few minutes using your favorite barbecue sauce for finger-licking goodness!
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Four Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs in white enamel serving tray with bowl of barbecue sauce.
Easy Honey Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe
In this simple one-skillet recipe, chicken thighs are pan-seared, topped with a sweet and savory honey glaze, and then baked in the oven.
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Easy Cranberry Baked Chicken Thighs
My Easy Cranberry Baked Chicken Thighs recipe is a family favorite! Bone-in chicken thighs, oven baked with a delicious cranberry orange glaze. This healthy, hearty meal is sure to be a favorite.
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Cider Braised Chicken Thighs with Bacon and Shallots
These cider braised chicken thighs have a crispy skin, juicy chicken and a flavorful pan sauce with bacon, shallots and sage.
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Six Cider-Braised Chicken Thighs in cast iron skillet.
Crispy Buffalo Chicken Thighs
These buffalo chicken thighs are an easy and delicious 30 minute meal with tons of flavor. A simple, homemade buffalo sauce make these Whole30 as well.
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Glazed Honey Orange Chicken
These Honey Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs are easy enough for a weeknight. The glaze is made with pantry ingredients and fresh orange juice.
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Glazed Honey Orange Chicken
Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe
Easy baked chicken thighs with seasoned, crispy skin and juicy meat. Chicken thighs are a delicious family favorite for everyone!
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Three Oven-Baked Chicken Thighs in white baking dish.
Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables
This Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables is quick and easy to make and has all the flavor and comfort of a roast chicken dinner.
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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Herbed Spice Rub
Want a great chicken seasoning? This spice rub is perfect on grilled chicken thighs, breasts and legs. This unique chicken rub recipe makes the best dry rub.
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Four herb-rubbed chicken thighs on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Asian

Korean Braised Chicken Thighs
Korean Braised Chicken Thighs use the most flavorful and budget-friendly part of the chicken for a dish you’ll crave again and again!
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Korean Braised Chicken Thighs - Overhead shot of dish in cast iron skillet garnished with scallion and sesame seeds
Apricot Chicken
Apricot Chicken is a family-friendly chicken recipe made with a little bit of an Asian flare. Sweet apricot preserves are combined with garlic, soy sauce, and ginger, creating a mouthwatering glaze.
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Crispy Baked Five Spice Chicken
This Crispy Baked Five-Spice Chicken has fragrant, crispy skin and super juicy meat! It is simply done in the oven with minimal prep work.
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Crispy Baked Five Spice Chicken

French

40 Clove Garlic Chicken
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic is a classic French country dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner or your most elegant dinner party.  Paired with budget-friendly chicken thighs, all that garlic mellows into buttery goodness for a dish you'll fall in love with!
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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Overhead hero shot of finished dish in white cast iron pan garnished with fresh parsley and rosemary sprigs
Easy Coq au Vin Recipe
Want a taste of France without the fuss? This Coq au Vin is a simplified take on the classic. Succulent chicken, aromatic herbs, and rich flavors create an unforgettable meal. 🍲🍷
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Indian

Curry Braised Chicken Thighs
Spice up the night with your loved one with this Indian-inspired dinner for two! Serve with plenty of brown basmati rice to soak up this flavorful sauce.
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Curry Braised Chicken Thighs hero shot in pan garnished with cilantro on dark wood surface with yellow striped towel.
One Pot Chicken Yakhni Pulao
Chicken Yakhni Pulao is an Indian (and Pakistani) take on comforting chicken and rice. Made in one pot in one hour!
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Four chicken thighs with rice on round platter.

Italian

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is the best family weeknight dinner idea of seasoned chicken thighs slow cooked in a hearty herby tomato-based sauce.
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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Easy Italian Baked Chicken
Crispy, deliciously moist chicken thigh pieces baked in Salmoriglio dressing. This is a simple and quick low-carb dinner the whole family will love! 🍗 Serve with a light green leafy salad or roasted vegetables for a perfect family dinner.
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Italian Baked Chicken on rectangular white platter.
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken & Potatoes
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken is a super easy, super comforting, super flavorful dinner! There is very little hands-on time because it’s made in the crockpot. Let the slow cooker do the work and cook your meat and potatoes at the same time.
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Four Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs in slow cooker.

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Butternut Squash Chickpeas and Olives
Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Butternut Squash, Chickpeas and Olives is lovely, budget-friendly, low-stress exotic dinner you’ll love coming home to or serving to guests!
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Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Butternut Squash Chickpeas and Olives - Hero overhead shot of dish on gray-rimmed platter garnished with lemon wedges and cilantro
Mediterranean Chicken Thighs
Roasted Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with tomatoes and olives is a one pan meal with both a main and side dish cooked together as one recipe.
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Four Mediterranean Chicken Thighs in cast iron skillet.
Peri Peri Chicken
Peri peri chicken baked with potatoes is juicy and has lots of flavor from the peri peri sauce. The homemade peri peri sauce is spicy, zesty, and works well as a dipping sauce or marinade.
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Peri Peri Chicken
One-Pan Lebanese Freekeh with Chicken and Apricots
You’ll absolutely love this skillet Lebanese freekeh with chicken recipe, especially when I’m in a dinner rut and I want to change things up.
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Four Lebanese Chicken Thighs with Freekeh and Apricots in cast iron skillet.
Harissa Grilled Chicken Thighs
Grilled chicken thighs with harissa and garlic. Learn how to grill chicken thighs that are juicy and delicious with these tips and tricks.
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Platter full of Harissa Grilled Chicken Thighs garnished with lemon wedges.
Chicken with Olives
Juicy, bone-in thighs and a buttery olive sauce are the perfect pairing! Chicken with olives is simple enough to make for a busy weeknight, yet elegant enough to be served at your next dinner party!
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Chicken with Olives
Greek Chicken Orzo-Giouvetsi Kotopoulo
This traditional recipe features chicken and orzo pasta in a rich tomato sauce. The flavors meld together beautifully while cooking. It’s such a simple recipe, but the result is always impressive.
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Greek Chicken Orzo in cast iron skillet.

Southwestern and Mexican

Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Street Taco Bowl
Easy sheet pan street taco bowls featuring crispy chicken thighs & roasted cauliflower, & drizzled with homemade cilantro lime sauce.
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Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Street Taco Bowl
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs
These sweet and spicy chicken thighs combine the flavors of honey and chipotle for the spicy heat that you crave.
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Three Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs in cast iron skillet.

Other

Authentic Chicken Paprikash (Hungarian Paprikás Csirke)
An authentic recipe for one of the most beloved and popular Hungarian dishes — saucy chicken paprikash with tender chicken in a rich, creamy, and flavorful paprika sauce with spaetzle.
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Roasted Jerk Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes
Switch up your regular chicken dinner routine with this Jamaican-inspired Paleo Roasted Jerk Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes!
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