Check out our easy chicken thigh recipes, including super simple baked chicken thighs. This cut of meat is more succulent and flavoursome than chicken breast, as well as being cheaper – and because they stay tender and don't dry out when reheated, they are perfect for midweek recipes that can be boxed up for an effortless packed lunch.


All quick and easy to make, our best recipes using chicken thighs pack a flavour punch. Have a go at our chicken and tarragon casserole, or why not whip up our African chicken, sweet potato and peanut curry? It's perfect for freezing too, so double up the recipe to save time later.

Looking for even more satisfying suppers? Try our healthy chicken recipes for nutritious dinners the whole family will love, or dive into our best roast chicken recipes for stunningly simple mains.

Best chicken thigh recipes

Chicken and chorizo pie

Tender chicken thighs combine with spicy chorizo and a rich crème fraiche sauce to make this comforting winter warmer.

A black baking dish filled with a meat pie, topped with golden pastry

Chicken thigh casserole

Looking for healthy chicken thigh recipes? Our chicken thigh casserole with new potatoes and tarragon is a great one-pot to feed the family that cuts down on washing up. It's ready in an hour and under 500 calories - perfect for midweek! Looking for more low calorie inspiration? Check out our favourite recipes under 500 calories.

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Chicken thighs, new potato and tarragon casserole in a large pot

Chicken marbella with orzo

A retro classic with no chopping required – marinate the chicken overnight, then tip into a baking dish and it’s good to go.

Chicken marbella on a bed of rice with a glass next to it

Chicken in red wine vinegar sauce

A brilliant use of red wine vinegar – check out this easy one-pot recipe where chicken thighs are baked in a sauce of stock, wine and vinegar for a tender, flavour-packed result.

Chicken thighs in a tomato sauce in a white oven dish on a tablecloth

‘Roast’ chicken dinner

Add a twist to your Sunday roast with our whole chicken recipes, marinated in flavours such as spiced yogurt, slathered in garlic butter or dry-brined for perfect results every time.

'Roast' chicken dinner

Chicken chasseur

Succulent chicken thighs in a hearty casserole makes a brilliant dish to add to your dinner repertoire. Serve with buttery cheese and garlic mash for next-level indulgence.

A chicken chasseur with cheese and roasted garlic mash

Chicken filo pies

These quick and easy chicken filo pies are super crunchy and creamy. Ready in just 40 minutes, these lighter pies are a great midweek meal for 4. Here's another chicken pie recipe to try.

Easy Chicken Filo Pies Recipe

Easy chicken thigh pilaf traybake

Add a bit of spice to your chicken traybake with cinnamon, cumin and turmeric for an easy midweek dinner.

Easy Chicken and Rice Pilaf Recipe For Chicken Traybake

Trinidadian pelau

In this traditional rice dish from Trindad and Tobago, chicken thighs are combined with dried gungo peas, coconut milk and flavoured with earthy green seasoning. This recipe comes from Brixton restaurant, Caribe’.

A wooden table with a blue plate, topped with rice, chicken and sliced red chilli

Healthy one-pot chicken

Chicken thighs are infused with the umami flavours of miso and grassy freshness of pak choi to create a healthier spin on a roast dinner.

A white casserole dish filled with crispy chicken thighs and green pak choi

Peri peri chicken traybake

Chicken thighs are coated in a mix of spices, herbs, garlic and lemon zest in this delicious chicken traybake.

a silver oven tray filed with chicken topped with chopped herbs and lemon wedges

Indian garlic and black pepper chicken curry

Looking for a chicken thigh curry? Our fragrant southern Indian curry is unusual in that it gets all its heat from black pepper rather than chilli. For maximum flavour from the spices, marinate the chicken thighs for as long as you can, then it’s a speedy curry to make. Find our favourite chicken curry recipes over here.

Indian Chicken Curry Recipe With Garlic and Black Pepper

Korean-style chicken stew

A hearty dish with a gochujang kick to heat things up over the winter months.

Korean Chicken Stew Recipe with Gochujang

Kebab king chicken shawarma

Take the classic Middle Eastern kebab to the next level with spiced, juicy chicken thighs wrapped up with masses of garlic sauce, chilli, salad, pickles and even chips. Discover more of our best kebab recipes here.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Chilli chicken

This spicy Indo-Chinese chicken dish, tossed in a satisfyingly sweet and savoury sauce, takes 25 minutes to throw together yet offers impressive results.

Silver pan of chicken and chillies on a rustic wooden board

Chicken thigh yakitori

Chicken thighs are skewered with spring onions and served with lemon wedges for squeezing over, perfect as a meaty side dish. You can find it on the menu at Angelo Sato’s London-based izakaya, Humble Chicken.

A white mottled plate on a stone background with five bamboo skewers fanned out, threaded with charred chicken

Chicken risotto

Cook up a simple supper the whole family will tuck into with relish. This easy risotto recipe comes flavoured with chicken thighs, smoked bacon lardons and plenty of parmesan

A risotto in its cooking pan with herbs on top

Quick roast chicken thighs and lentils with salsa verde

Our favourite healthy chicken thigh recipe. This quick roast chicken and lentils with salsa verde is one of our favourite baked chicken thigh recipes. It makes a comforting meal for two in just an hour, making it perfect for during the week - and the many health benefits of lentils are worth noting too!

Quick roast chicken and lentils with salsa verde

Ras el hanout and honey BBQ chicken thighs

Marinade chicken thighs in warming ras el hanout and sweet honey for a fragrant twist on classic BBQ chicken.

An oval platter topped with six BBQ chicken thighs with a red and blackened skin

Baked lemon chicken thighs

Try our moreish tray bake packed with crisp chicken thighs, creamy lemon sauce and fragrant rosemary.

Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe

Oven ‘fried’ chicken thighs with purple slaw

Coated in crispy breadcrumbs and served with a fresh and crunchy slaw, this is our healthy version of a KFC takeaway.

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe with Slaw

Sri Lankan cashew chicken thigh curry

Make your own Sri Lankan curry powder and combine with coconut milk and toasted cashews to spice up chicken thighs in this impressive curry. Scoop up with warm roti for a comforting midweek meal.

Sri Lankan Cashew Nut Chicken Curry Recipe

Tray-baked chicken thighs with romesco

Check out our chicken thigh tray bake with romesco. This all-in-one bake is a great summer evening meal. The smoky paprika and sweetness of honey give this dish a real edge.

Chicken Tray Bake Recipes and Other Tray Bakes

Chicken satay noodle salad

Check out our easy chicken satay noodle salad recipe with red cabbage, shredded carrots and roasted peanuts. This vibrant crunchy salad is low in calories and ready in an hour.

Satay Chicken Noodle Salad Recipe

Chicken adobo

Check out our low calorie pan-fried chicken thigh recipe served with steamed rice and greens. This is a traditional Filipino dish made with soy sauce and vinegar. The strong flavours mellow a little with cooking, leaving a deeply savoury sauce behind.

Chicken Adobo Recipe

Kung pao chicken

Check out this punchy Chinese kung pao recipe with chicken. The traditional Szechuan version is made with dried chillies, but we’ve used fresh instead.

Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Chicken tray bake with lemon, olives and orzo

Looking for a recipe for baked chicken thighs? Our chicken tray bake with lemon, olives and orzo is a great midweek meal for all the family. It's super simple, and low in calories. Plus, using chicken thighs means it is cheap to make. Try our easy savoury tray bake ideas here.

Traybake with chicken thigh pieces on a bed of orzo and olives

BBQ buffalo chicken thighs with wedged ranch salad

Check out this epic bbq chicken thigh recipe with punchy buffalo sauce, fresh and crunchy iceberg lettuce and creamy ranch dressing. This easy recipe is perfect for a summertime bbq with friends and ready in under an hour. More inspiring BBQ recipes to try here...

BBQ Buffalo chicken Recipe with Salad and Ranch Dressing

Chicken goulash

Check out this juicy chicken goulash recipe with peppery paprika. Serve this simple one-pot with tagliatelle or rice for an easy midweek family meal. Plus it's low in calories, too.

Chicken Goulash Recipe With Paprika

One-pot Spanish rice with chicken and chorizo

Searching for family meal ideas? Chicken and chorizo is a classic combination, and this recipe for one-pot Spanish rice with chicken thighs, chorizo and plenty of smoked paprika is a great way to make the most of these flavours. It's super easy and ready in under an hour, perfect for weeknight meals.

One-pot Spanish rice with chicken and chorizo

Buttermilk chicken rolls with simple slaw

Soaking the chicken thighs in buttermilk tenderises the meat and helps the crispy coating stick. This recipe for buttermilk fried chicken burgers with simple slaw uses skinless, boneless chicken thighs and makes a great DIY takeaway to make at home.

Buttermilk Chicken Rolls With Simple Slaw

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