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Chicken Thigh Recipes That Prove They're The Best Part Of The Bird

Chicken breasts are stupid -- let's talk thighs.

Chicken breast are one of the most popular cuts of the bird to eat. It's easy to understand why: the breast is boneless, oftentimes skinless and just so easy to cook. But it is also far from the best of the bird. The most flavor is found not in the breast, but in the hindquarters. Chicken thighs is where it's at. Sure, they might have more dark meat than white, but they also taste like something.

Here's the thing most people don't know about chicken thighs: they're really easy to cook -- just as easy as chicken breast (even a little easier because they're less likely to dry out). Also, as a bonus, thighs are cheaper than the breast. And, it usually comes with skin on which means so much crispy goodness.

It's time to get on board with chicken thighs. Here are 20 recipes to get you started.

1
Oven Fried Chicken With Honey Mustard Glaze
Damn Delicious
2
Crispy Chicken Thighs
Handle The Heat
Get the Crispy Chicken Thighs recipe from Handle The Heat
3
Thai Roast Chicken With Red Curry Rub
Feasting At Home
Get the Thai Roast Chicken with Red Curry Rub recipe from Feasting At Home
4
Chicken With Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Damn Delicious
Get the Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce recipe from Damn Delicious
5
Garlic Butter Roasted Chicken Thighs With Charred Lemon Salsa Verde
Half Baked Harvest
6
Crispy Berbere Chicken With Ethiopian Lentils
Feasting At Home
7
Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs With Potatoes
Simply Recipes
8
Chicken With Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
Damn Delicious
9
Honey Soy Chicken Thighs
Handle the Heat
Get the Honey Soy Chicken Thighs recipe from Handle the Heat
10
Hatch Chile Enchiladas With Chicken And Zucchini
Bev Cooks
11
Cranberry Sage Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs
Bell'Alimento
12
Basil Chicken In Coconut Curry Sauce
Simply Recipes
13
Canal House Chicken With Preserved Lemon
Alexandra's Kitchen
Get the Canal House Chicken With Preserved Lemon recipe from Alexandra's Kitchena
14
Fried Chicken With Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Simply Recipes
15
Chicken With Charred Lemon And Gnocchi
Bell'Alimento
16
Thai Chicken Thigh Basil Quinoa Bowls
Boulder Locavore
17
Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
Damn Delicious
Get the Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken recipe from Damn Delicious
18
Smoky Roasted Chicken Tacos With Spicy Goat Cheese Queso
How Sweet It Is
19
Chicken, Kale + Chickpea Skillet
How Sweet It Is
Get the Chicken, Kale + Chickpea Skillet recipe from How Sweet It Is
20
Braised Chicken Thighs With Tomato And Garlic
James Ransom/Food52

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