The most frugal and delicious cut of chicken you can buy is the chicken thigh. It’s dark meat, unlike the chicken breast, so it’s full of flavor and is much more unlikely to dry out during the cooking process. If you are in need of cheap chicken recipes, you may want to look into using chicken thighs exclusively. Since I really enjoy making dishes with this cut of meat, I thought it would be fun to put together a round-up of 20 delicious chicken thigh recipes. Most of these recipes are easy to make, and they are all full of flavor!
20 Delicious Chicken Thigh Recipes
Cast Iron Skillet BBQ Chicken Thighs from Simple Living Mama
This is one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever made. Start your chicken thighs on your stovetop and finish them in the oven with some yummy bbq sauce!
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Sage from My Life Cookbook
This meal sounds fancy, but it’s incredibly easy to make! Impress your guests with the flavor on this one.
Cajun Blackened Chicken Thighs from Feeding Big
I love Cajun anything. A little bit of spice perks up the chicken thighs and makes for a delicious meal.
Garlic and Herb Chicken Thighs from Frugal Family Home
This is another recipe that sounds fancy, but is easy and delicious.
Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken Thighs from Recipes Just 4U
Who doesn’t love a good crockpot meal? This one is great for weeknights.
Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs from The Rising Spoon
Rosemary pairs so well with chicken. I’ve got to try this recipe.
Crockpot Greek Chicken Thighs from Flour on My Face
Greek food is so yummy, so this one sounds like a winner.
Slow Cooker Braised Chicken with Noodles from The Gardening Cook
Another great slow cooker meal, and this one pairs with noodles.
Chicken Cansanese from It’s a Keeper
I’ve never heard of this recipe, but it sounds so good.
Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken from Crystal and Comp
This crockpot meal would be great for a summer dish!
Need some inspiration for cooking chicken? I recently took this class, New Ways to Cook Chicken, and had so much fun with it!
Honey Soy Baked Chicken Thighs from She Wears Many Hats
Honey and soy sauce. It has to be good.
Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs from Budget Bytes
This one pairs sweet and savory flavors. I think guests would love it!
Pan Fried Italian Chicken Thighs from Barefeet in the Kitchen
I love fried chicken. This one seems easy enough to prepare.
Spicy, Sweet, and Sticky Chicken Thighs from My Korean Kitchen
Another one of my favorite flavor combinations. Try this for something different.
One Pan Chicken Thighs with Cilantro Lime Black Bean Rice from Julia’s Album
I think this would be good when I’m planning a Mexican themed night.
4 Ingredient Honey Lime Chicken from Flavour and Savour
Only four ingredients? Easy and delicious.
Easy One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice from The Chunky Chef
Dirty rice is my guilty pleasure. I bet it’s awesome with the chicken.
Easy Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs from Kitchen Divas
Another easy meal!
One Pan Garlic Ranch Chicken and Veggies from Damn Delicious
If you can make your entire meal in one pan, then that’s an easy dinner.
One Pot Chicken with Cheddar Broccoli and Rice from Dinner at the Zoo
Another yummy one pot meal to try!
Got a whole chicken and need to know how to use it? Try these 3 Ways to Stretch a Whole Chicken.