Popular on Pinterest: 10 Ways to Spice Up Chicken Thighs

By Stephanie Schiraldi on February 5, 2016

Inexpensive and wonderfully flavorful, chicken thighs are a budget-conscious home cook’s best friend—and no one ever said “budget-friendly” has to mean boring. From sweet to spicy, these fun ways to serve chicken thighs are 10 of the most-loved around the web.


Baked Dijon Mustard Chicken Thighs

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These Dijon mustard chicken thighs are the perfect spicy-sweet main. Try adding an extra tablespoon of rice wine vinegar for a tangy kick.

Table for Two


Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

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Fresh herbs, lemon, Parmesan cheese and a hint of heavy cream make these thighs the perfect companion to pasta.

Damn Delicious


Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

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Use the sear-first-then-roast method to get a sticky-sweet and savory crust for these chicken thighs.

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One Pot Chicken & Potatoes

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Add generous chunks of carrots and potato for a one-pan meal.

Let the Baking Begin


Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

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This easy Crock-Pot variation only calls for a handful of simple ingredients.



Honey & Soy Baked Chicken Thighs

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This Asian-inspired variation can be marinated ahead of time—this is one you'll want to put in your back pocket for grill season.

She Wears Many Hats


Pan Fried Italian Chicken Thighs

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Simply sprinkle your chicken with dried spices and drop straight in the pan! The thighs will infuse with flavor—and crisp up nicely.

Barefeet in the Kitchen


Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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This creamy chicken dish takes only 35 minutes to make. (For a gluten-free variation, opt for gluten-free flour.)

Better Homes & Gardens


Oven-fried Chicken with Homemade Coleslaw

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The same delicious deep-fried flavor of classic fried chicken, minus the grease.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

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These chicken thighs produce a savory wine au jus laced with garlic and lime, which pairs perfectly with rice or potatoes—or a chunk of crusty bread.

The Mediterranean Dish