10 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

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Today: Chicken thighs were made for low-stress weeknight meals.

When we think of easy weeknight chicken dinners, we tend to think of boneless — often skinless — chicken breasts. But what’s easy about coaxing a lean cut of meat to be more tender and juicy? It can take considerable care and attention. 

With a simple switch of anatomy, you don’t have to worry about dry or bland meat. Chicken thighs are self-sufficient, low-maintenance, and less expensive than breasts. It’s the cut of chicken that was made for weeknight cooking — the chicken that allows you to enjoy a glass of wine or catch up on a TV show while you wait for it to be ready. Sure, chicken breasts cook up faster, but there’s a lot less risk when slow-cooking a thigh that doesn’t need to be babysat or cajoled. Braised, fried, roasted, or grilled, here are 10 of our favorite ways to cook chicken thighs:

Braised Chicken Thighs with Tomato and Garlic by Merrill Stubbs

Kevin Gillespie’s Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce by Genius Recipes

Oven-Braised Chicken Stew, Hungarian-Style by Bogre

Chicken Under a Brick with Pickled Peppers by Amanda Hesser

Not Your Traditional Korean Tacos by gabsimonelouise

Chicken Adobo with Rice by Jackie Varriano

Negima Yakitori by Kathleen @Hapanom

Grandma Virginia’s Oven-Fried Chicken by luvcookbooks

Ethiopian-Inspired Spicy Chicken Stew by Abbie C

Chicken Cacciatore by inpatskitchen

Is there an undiscovered Food52 chicken recipe you love? Send us a paragraph or two at submissions@food52.com about why you love it, and it could be next week’s Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.

This article was written by Julie Myers from Food52 and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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