Chicken Thighs

With their slightly higher fat content, chicken thighs add depth to sandwiches, soups, and casseroles. Make mega-batches of these easy chicken thigh recipes -- grilled, terriyaki, glazed, or fried -- and serve them as you need them for parties, picnics, or everyday meals at home.

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How to Bake Chicken Thighs

Searching for a little variety regarding how to bake chicken thighs? Sweet and spicy is a great way to go. Baking seals in chicken's natural juices and flavor, and thigh meat is particularly flavorful and well-suited to absorbing marinades, whether you let the thighs chill in the mixture for a while or just brush it on before baking.

Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken

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Fried chicken has always been a family favorite. Don't be surprised by the amount of salt in the buttermilk brine. It gives the chicken great flavor.

Brown Ale-Braised Chicken

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Cajun Chicken and Dumplings

Family Circle

Intimidated by dumplings? Don't be! This slow cooker stew makes them easy. Two ingredients easy!

Indonesian Chicken with Satay Sauce


Our homemade chicken satay sauce is spiced up with a splash of sriracha!

Mediterranean Lemon Rosemary Chicken


Coat chicken thighs in a citrus and garlic marinade before leaving for work, then return home and grill for a delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes.

Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 35 mins

Indian Chicken with Curry Yogurt Sauce


Freshly grated ginger makes all the difference in amping up the flavor of the creamy serving sauce.

Gingered Chutney Chicken

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Use your slow cooker to prepare this mild sweet-sour chicken recipe made with mango chutney and chili sauce. Serve with rice to soak up every drop of this heart-healthy entree.

Tuscan Chicken and Beans

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How to Cook Chicken Legs

While chicken breasts often get all the glory, the drumsticks and thighs hold some of the juiciest and most flavorful meat--and even better, they're inexpensive and easy to prepare. Drumsticks are also favorites among young diners since they come with a "handle" and are fun to eat. So, knowing how to cook chicken legs is an especially useful skill for anyone feeding a family.

Peanut-Sesame Chicken

Family Circle

Follow the step-by-step directions and the stir-fry and the rice will be done at exactly the right time. Chop all the vegetables--bok choy, carrots, and scallions--before you start on the rice.

Sesame Chicken Nuggets and Green Beans

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Skip the overly salty and greasy Asian takeout and make your own sesame chicken at home. Once breaded, bake rather than fry the chicken to make this dinner lighter.

Total: 40 mins

Chili-Rubbed Chicken Thighs

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Give these zesty chicken thighs a head start by partially cooking them in the microwave. Then finish them on the grill with the onion-stuffed potatoes.

Filipino Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

This budget recipe brings exotic island flavors to chicken thighs.

Chicken and Barley Bake

Better Homes and Gardens

Spend just a little time getting the chicken, vegetable, and barley casserole in the oven, then sit back and relax for an hour.

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