Top 35 Recipes for Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot butter chicken in a dish with rice.
Diana Rattray

Chicken thighs are an excellent choice for family meals—they are more flavorful than leaner chicken breasts and it doesn't hurt that they're easy on the budget.

Even though chicken breasts are leaner, they lack the flavor chicken thighs have. Chicken thighs also stand up to long cooking, making them an excellent choice for the slow cooker. And if you have a meat grinder or food processor, they make fantastic meatballs. 

Here are some of our favorite recipes using bone-in or boneless chicken thighs, including oven-fried chicken, stews, ground chicken meatballs and burgers, baked chicken, and slow cooker recipes.