Check out our easy chicken thigh recipes, including baked chicken thighs. This part 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 a healthy chicken thigh recipe? Our one pot chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo comes in at under 300 calories.
Best chicken thigh recipes
This vibrant recipe sees chicken thighs slathered with harissa and cooked in a rich tomato sauce with beans and olives – a healthy, high-protein family meal.
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.
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.
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
Add a bit of spice to your chicken traybake with cinnamon, cumin and turmeric for an easy midweek dinner.
A hearty dish with a gochujang kick to heat things up over the winter months.
Flavour chicken thighs with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and cumin, and serve on top of raisin-studded bulgur wheat for a fragrant, colourful dinner. This recipe comes from Imad’s Syrian kitchen in London.
This smoky, spicy Mexican one-pot freezes well if you have any leftover – serve in tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or simply in bowls with rice and a dollop of yogurt as a comforting Friday night dinner.
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!
Check out these sticky succulent baked chicken thighs with punchy kohlrabi salad. This easy recipe is both sweet and salty, and makes for a flavoursome midweek meal.
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.
Marinade chicken thighs in warming ras el hanout and sweet honey for a fragrant twist on classic BBQ chicken.
Try our moreish tray bake packed with crisp chicken thighs, creamy lemon sauce and fragrant rosemary.
Coated in crispy breadcrumbs and served with a fresh and crunchy slaw, this is our healthy version of a KFC takeaway.
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.
Using caramel in savoury cooking adds a smoky, sweet depth to marinades and braises, and brings an extra dimension to this Chinese chicken classic. Discover our best Chinese recipes here.
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.
We use pomegranate molasses to make a sticky caramel coating for these marinated chicken thighs, ideal for a pretty dinner party dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Check out these seriously crispy, smoky chicken thighs with easy courgette ribbons and juicy cherry tomatoes. This super easy meal is high in protein, low in calories and ready in less than an hour.
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.
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.
Easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes, these pan-fried chicken thighs with lemon, caper and marsala caramelised butter sauce is great for a cheap midweek meal that feels like a treat.
BBQ season might be over but that doesn’t stop you recreating that chargrilled taste in your kitchen with this impressive seared sriracha chicken recipe. If you’re planning on making more sriracha recipes or just can’t get enough of the sriracha flavour, why not try making your own sriracha sauce?
Another of our favourite baked chicken thigh recipes. Our sumac-roasted chicken traybake is packed with flavour, plus it’s low in calories and gluten free. Serve with zesty yogurt dressing, and you have yourself a quick and easy summer dish.
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.
Our recipe for cheat’s chicken mole uses a clever product to mean it’s ready in less than an hour and is under 300 calories – perfect for a midweek treat.
Want expand your repertoire of quick healthy chicken thigh recipes for dinner? This sesame miso chicken with sweet and sour salad is really easy, ready in 30 minutes and low in calories to boot. Miso paste is a great staple – it keeps for ages in the fridge, and adds a deep savoury flavour.
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.
One of our favourite healthy chicken thigh recipes, this quick and easy pilaf uses bulgur wheat, a hearty wholegrain filled with health benefits. Combining chicken thighs with spinach, bulgar and cinnamon, it’s a fast and convenient midweek meal for two.
This one-pot chicken recipe with cannellini beans and chorizo is really easy to make and requires minimal hands-on time. What’s more, it comes in at under 300 calories, making it a great midweek meal. Find more low calorie chicken recipes here.