It's true: Chicken thighs are the unsung heroes of chicken dinners everywhere. From classic chicken casseroles to fantastic global dishes, dark, flavorful chicken thighs are the new go-to. Our clever chicken recipes will have you thinking twice about that pickle jar in your fridge and completely forgetting the takeout menus in your drawer.
The next time there's a sale on chicken thighs, you'll know what to do. Read on for 10 ways to use chicken thighs to answer that nagging question, "What's for dinner?".
Ready to impress? Make tamales tonight. Sauced with salsa and folded into soft corn dough, regular chicken thighs look like the work of a classic Mexican chef. And you get the bragging rights.
Baking chicken thighs into a casserole just makes sense thanks to their rich flavor. In this case, we made chicken noodle soup even more comforting with gooey sour cream sauce and a turn in the oven.
Chicken nuggets are all grown up, and we couldn't be prouder. The first step to adulthood is choosing juicy chicken thighs as the meat. Next up, nutty sesame seeds form the crispy coating you love, and a tangy honey vinaigrette replaces that packaged dipping sauce.
Take your chicken dinner global. Congee is a classic Chinese rice dish that's perfect for chicken thighs. Where white meat might get lost amid spicy ginger, garlic, and sesame flavors, dark meat chicken thighs take a lead role.
Dunk your chicken thighs in our tantalizing Moroccan spice blend, and chicken dinner will never be the same. After the bold, seven-spice marinade, it’s off to the stove for a simmer in tangy tomato juice.
Doused in sesame oil and plenty of garlic, this chicken recipe has the trademark flavors of moo shu pork but with hearty chicken thighs stepping in as the meat. Best of all, the restaurant-worthy dish cooks in your slow cooker.
Fridge check: chicken thighs, veggies, and ... not much else. Why not uncork that bottle of barbecue sauce for a sultry Southern dinner worthy of celebration? Pick up a pie crust from the store to make this bold chicken casserole.