20+ Must-Try Chicken Thigh Recipes to Transform Your Dinner Routine


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April 16, 2024
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20+ Must-Try Chicken Thigh Recipes to Transform Your Dinner Routine

20+ Must-Try Chicken Thigh Recipes to Transform Your Dinner Routine

Chicken thighs are a versatile and flavorful cut of meat, perfect for a variety of recipes. If you’re looking to spice up your dinner routine, this round-up of the best chicken thigh recipes is just what you need! From roasts to grills, each recipe offers something unique and delicious. Here’s a look at some standout dishes you can try tonight:

Roast Chicken with Lemons, Paprika, and Olives

This vibrant dish combines the bright flavors of lemon and paprika with the briny depth of olives for a Mediterranean-inspired roast that’s as beautiful as it is tasty. Perfect for a family dinner or a festive occasion.

Recipe here

Roast chicken with lemons, paprika and green olives
How to Make Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven, Marbella Style with prunes, olives, and capers

California Style Chicken Marbella

A true taste of California, Chicken Calibella mixes fresh herbs and vegetables for a light yet satisfying meal. It’s a wonderful way to make use of seasonal produce.

Recipe here

Fresh Apricot Shallot Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Enjoy the sweetness of fresh apricots balanced with the subtle sharpness of shallots in this easy, one-pan meal. It’s quick to prepare and packed with flavors.

Recipe here

A sheet pan with chicken, apricots, shallots, and garlic.

Spiralized Broccoli Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

For those who love Asian flavors, this dish combines spiralized broccoli with teriyaki chicken in a bowl that’s both healthy and satisfying.

Recipe here

Chicken Cacciatore

A classic Italian dish, this chicken cacciatore is simmered with tomatoes, onions, and herbs, delivering a comforting and hearty meal perfect for any night of the week.

Recipe here

Chicken Cacciatore by Tawnie Graham of Kroll's Korner
braised chicken thigh reipe

Easy Braised Chicken Thighs

Simple yet flavorful, these braised chicken thighs from James Collier and Danny Alas are tender and packed with the deep flavors of herbs and vegetables.

Recipe here

The Original Recipe for Chicken Marbella

Discover the classic Chicken Marbella, a dish that combines prunes, capers, and olives in a sweet and savory marinade that has stood the test of time.

Recipe here

the original marbella chicken thigh recipe
braised chicken thigh recipe

Stephanie Cmar’s Recipe for Chicken Legs

Chef Stephanie Cmar offers a unique take on chicken legs, perfect for those looking for something a bit different.

Recipe here

Soy Citrus Chicken

This flavorful combination of soy sauce and citrus makes for a tangy and delicious chicken thigh dish from G Free Foodie, perfect for those who enjoy a punch of flavor with every bite.

Recipe here

soy citrus chicken thigh recipe
Sheet Pan Chicken Legs With Blueberry Zinfandel BBQ Sauce

Baked BBQ Chicken

Enjoy the deep flavors of barbecue in this oven-baked chicken thigh recipe from A Girl Defloured. It’s perfect for when you want the taste of grilled BBQ chicken without the grill.

Recipe here

Chicken Thighs in the Oven with Sausages and Grapes

This unique combination of chicken thighs, sausages, and grapes baked together creates a sweet and savory dish that’s both unexpected and irresistible. You’ll love A Girl Defloured‘s recipe

Recipe here

baked chicken thighs with grapes
instant pot chicken thigh recipe

Instant Pot Pulled Chicken with Prune BBQ Sauce

Make the most of your Instant Pot with this innovative recipe from A Girl Defloured that pairs pulled chicken with a rich prune-infused BBQ sauce for a quick and delicious meal.

Recipe here

Zuni Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

Inspired by the famous San Francisco dish, this recipe offers a crispy-skinned roast chicken with a rustic bread salad that soaks up all the delicious juices. You’ll love this version from Salt and Wind.

Recipe here

cherry chicken thigh recipe

Sticky Jalapeño and Cherry Grilled Chicken

A delightful blend of spicy and sweet, this recipe from Hola Jalapeño uses jalapeños and cherries to create a sticky glaze that’s perfect for grilling chicken thighs.

Recipe here

Rosemary Apple Cider Chicken

This comforting chicken thigh recipe from Britney Breaks Bread pairs rosemary with the sweet tang of apple cider, creating a warming meal that’s perfect for chilly evenings.

Recipe here

rosemary apple cider chicken
orange sesame chicken

Healthy Orange Sesame Chicken

For a healthier take on a takeout favorite, try this orange sesame chicken from Britney Breaks Bread that promises all the flavor without the extra calories.

Recipe here

Marinated Chicken Thighs

This recipe from This Mess is Ours features chicken thighs marinated to perfection, ensuring every bite is infused with flavor, great for grilling or roasting.

Recipe here

marinated chicken thigh recipes
Sheet Pan Chicken Marbella

Quick and Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Marbella

An easy and quick version of the classic, this sheet pan Chicken Marbella from This Mess is Ours brings together prunes, olives, and capers for a delightful weeknight meal.

Recipe here

Apple Cider Brined Chicken with Roasted Veggies and Herbs

This brined chicken from Baking the Goods stays moist and flavorful, complemented by roasted veggies and herbs for a complete, comforting meal.

Recipe here

apple cider brined chicken with veggies
french onion sheet pan chicken

French Onion Sheet Pan Chicken

Imagine all the flavors of French onion soup translated into a delicious chicken dish, complete with gooey cheese and rich onion gravy. We can’t get enough of this chicken thigh recipe from Baking the Goods.

Recipe here

These chicken thigh recipes should give you plenty of ideas to keep your dinners exciting and flavorful with California Grown goodness at the heart of each meal. Enjoy exploring these delicious recipes!

Article written by Alison Needham for California Grown. 

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