If you’re only using chicken breast in your kitchen, it’s time for an upgrade. Chicken thighs are super flavorful and tender compared to chicken breast. While they have a tiny bit more fat, the few extra calories are definitely worth it.
In case you’re unsure about how to cook chicken thighs, I’ve put together a list of awesome boneless skinless chicken thigh recipes that use a variety of cooking methods. You’ll find recipes for Instant Pot and pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, stovetop, grilled, and even sous vide chicken thighs. Enjoy!
40 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh Recipes
Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken Thighs
Boneless skinless chicken thighs with a homemade BBQ rub seared and pressure cooked to juicy, tender perfection.
Creamy Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
The most delicious creamy chicken with sun-dried tomatoes you will ever taste! This easy recipe has just a few ingredients, is made on the stove-top, and that sun-dried tomato sauce is amazing spooned over the chicken and over pasta!
Pressure Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken
Boneless skinless chicken thighs pressure cooked with a blend of Mexican spices and cerveza then shredded and broiled crispy. Perfect for tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and more!
Easy Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs
These chicken thighs are marinated in a Greek lemon marinade and first pan fried then finished in the oven. They’re easy to make and the flavor will have you wanting to visit Greece!
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts
Easy to make and full of flavor, this sheet pan Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts makes for the perfect weeknight dinner or as a meal prep!
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs are simple to make and perfect for summer grilling. Make ahead, freezer friendly and great for meal-prep!
Creamy Keto Tuscan Crockpot Chicken
Chicken thighs are cooked till tender and infused with flavor in this slow cooked Creamy Tuscan Chicken recipe. The sauce is flavored with sun dried tomato and basil and is keto-friendly. Eat it plain or on rice or cauliflower rice!
BBQ Smoked Chicken Thighs with Alabama White Sauce
A recipe for smoking boneless skinless chicken thighs on a Traeger grill with a lower calorie Alabama white sauce glaze.
Chicken Al Pastor
Swap the pork for chicken and the trompo for pineapple skewers in this spin on the Mexican classic.
Easy Keto Orange Chicken
Air fried or baked chicken thighs tossed in a sugar free orange chicken sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Instant Pot Chicken Birria
Chicken thighs cooked in the classic chili pepper consomé to juicy perfection before shredding for tacos and quesabirria tacos.
Honey Garlic Chicken
Baked or air fried boneless skinless chicken thighs with a honey garlic sauce and caramelized onions + rice and broccoli.
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
Smoky chipotle and citrus marinated chicken thighs, peppers, and onions air fried until crispy and charred, just like you like it.
Buffalo Chicken Thighs
Air fried or baked boneless skinless chicken thighs with a DIY buffalo seasoning rub.
Sous Vide Chicken Thighs Recipe
Sous vide chicken thighs make a tender and juicy chicken dinner. Using sous vide cooking means you can ensure you chicken is cooked perfectly and is super flavorful. In this recipe lime and cilantro are cooked with the chicken for an easy southwestern flavored dinner.
Cream Cheese Chicken Thighs
This cream cheese chicken is your answer to boring weeknight meals! Seasoned with 5 flavor-packed spices, it's creamy, indulgent & full of savory goodness.
Spicy Baked Chicken Thighs and Ranch Potatoes
Nashville hot style boneless chicken thighs baked with crispy ranch potato wedges.
Spicy Pepper Chicken Stir-fry
Spicy Pepper Chicken is quick and easy to make, and full of the BEST spicy peppery flavors! Tender chicken pieces get tossed with aromatics, onion, red bell pepper, and dried red chilies in a mouthwatering sauce infused with black pepper and ground Sichuan red peppercorns.
Instant Pot Chicken, Bacon, and Potato Soup
Nothing beats a hearty bowl of homemade chicken soup. This one utilizes the Instant Pot for all-day flavor in less than an hour!
Pressure Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup
Pulled boneless chicken thighs cooked with stewed tomatoes, black beans, corn, and a blend of Mexican spices.
Chicken Chilindron with Carinena
Chicken Chilindron is a savory Spanish-style chicken thighs recipe. Chicken thighs braised with tomato, garlic and peppers for a delicious winter meal.
Chili Coconut Pulled Chicken Thighs
Boneless chicken thighs in a sweet and spicy chili coconut sauce. Perfect for meal prep!
Instant Pot Keto Orange Chicken
Orange chicken without the carbs and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Chicken with Green Beans and a Sugar Snap Pea Amandine
This easy dinner recipe is perfect for weeknights – full of protein, packed with the yummiest of greens, and ready in less than 30 minutes. Chicken thighs, green beans, and a snap pea amandine, it even sounds delicious!
Mustard Balsamic Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Boneless skinless chicken thighs in a simple 2-hour marinade air fried to juicy perfection.
Easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry that comes together in less than 30 minutes and is way better than take-out!
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Thighs
Boneless skinless chicken thighs slow cooked in a simple homemade BBQ seasoning.
Air Fryer Korean Fried Chicken
This Korean fried chicken is so good. It's crunchy, spicy, sweet, and super easy to fry on the stove or in an air fryer.
Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce
These Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce are an easy and delicious way to feed the whole family! Dinner is on the table in under 40 minutes!
Chicken and Chorizo with Mediterranean Vegetables
This chicken and chorizo with Mediterranean style vegetables makes an easy dish that the whole family will love. Succulent chicken thighs are cooked in a tomato basil sauce, along with loads of veggies. All cooked in one pan - it couldn't be easier!
Chicken Taco Salad
The chicken is so tasty and is the star of this recipe, you can have it with anything but it’s so delicious as a chicken taco salad. You can also grill it, cook it in a pan or even if cook it on a smoker, they all are so tasty.
Spring Vegetable Coconut Couscous with Harissa Chicken
This easy harissa chicken with spring vegetable couscous is one of my favorite flavorful ways to use boneless skinless chicken thighs! The chicken gets a quick marinade with harissa before roasting, and it's served over a one pot veggie packed couscous!
Chicken Katsu Curry
Juicy, crispy fried chicken thighs sliced and served with homemade Japanese curry, this Chicken Katsu Curry Recipe is on the table in under an hour and incredibly delicious!
Apricot-Ginger Glazed Chicken
Apricot Glazed Chicken Thighs is a deliciously easy dish that's ready in under 20 minutes!
Slow Cooker Shawarma Chicken
Our deliciously easy slow cooker Shawarma chicken recipe is always a winner for family dinner. Quick and easy to prepare.
Chicken Lentil Stew
Chicken Lentil Stew is a hearty recipe featuring braised chicken thighs, mushrooms and chicken sausage.
Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Citrus-Chipotle Glaze
A little sweet heat does wonderful things for Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Citrus-Chipotle Glaze! A blend of citrus juices (and their zest), the smoky heat of chipotle en adobo, cumin, garlic, and olive oil make a flavorful glaze for your favorite vegetables, and of course, the chicken thighs.
Cilantro Lime Pan Fried Chicken Thighs and Rice
Pan fried boneless chicken thighs and rice with a jalapeño lime juice, cilantro, and garlic reduction.
Crispy Chicken Sandwiches
Crispy buttermilk chicken thighs on potato rolls topped with pickles and a tangy honey BBQ sauce.
Homemade Ground Chicken
Did you know you can make your own ground chicken without a meat grinder? This guide teaches you how to turn chicken thighs and/or chicken breasts into lean ground chicken for all your recipe needs.