When deciding which type of chicken to use for your delicious lunch or dinner, boneless chicken thighs are a superior choice.

Not only are they more straightforward to prepare than bone-in options, but they are also safer for families with children since the risk of choking is significantly reduced with no bones in the meat. In addition, boneless chicken has quicker cooking times, so it has several advantages over its bone-in counterparts. So next time you’re in the grocery store, opt for boneless chicken thighs, and you can use one of these unique recipes.

These dishes are so incredible because there’s an option for you whether you want to grill, bake, or roast the chicken. There are even some air fryer and one-pot stovetop recipes, too, so the options are endless. Try the Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Cranberry Sauce for a sophisticated, flavor-filled meal you can impress your loved ones with.

Or, if you want a more casual and snacky recipe, the Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs are the perfect finger food to chow down while you watch a sports game or your favorite movie. There are countless examples of versatility on this list, but it’s certainly better for you to explore them firsthand, so let’s get into it!

And if you are looking for even more chicken recipes be sure to check out these delicious crockpot chicken breast recipes!

1. Baked Chicken and Peppers

For this veggie-filled chicken dinner, you’ll experience flavors of sharp cheddar cheese, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and peppers. The boneless chicken thighs become incredibly browned when you broil them with the cheese at the last minute. To make the dish livelier, sprinkle on chopped, fresh herbs just before you serve it. This recipe is beneficial since you only need a small side to complement it, like a cucumber salad with tomatoes!

2. Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

Everyone knows that spinach and ricotta are a match made in heaven. In this recipe, you make a delicious filling with ricotta, parmesan, garlic powder, and other seasonings that get wrapped up in the boneless chicken. We recommend you serve this savory recipe with wild rice or quinoa because the grains will make the recipe more complete and satisfying! With this recipe, you’ll only need an hour from start to finish to make a tasty dinner!

3. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

With the distinct texture and bold flavor of sun-dried tomatoes, this chicken dish by Real Balanced is like no other. Not to mention, the boneless chicken resides in a creamy, homemade sauce that you make from chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan, and seasonings. The broth guarantees that it has a rich, gravy-like essence. When you serve this meal, don’t forget to dress it up with striking garnishes like red pepper flakes or spring onion curls.

4. Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs

This recipe gives you spicy buffalo bites without needing to worry about eating around the bone! The meat is exceptionally flavorsome since you season it with garlic and onion powder, oregano, paprika, and more before you even drench it in the sauce. The end result is the ultimate balance of crispy, juicy, and saucy, so what are you waiting for? Dip the yummy chicken bites in your favorite dressing, and you’re good to go.

5. Baked Caprese Chicken Thighs

Caprese salad is a dish that usually contains fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes; the chilled ingredients make it incredibly refreshing. This recipe by Cooking LSL helps you to use the classic components of Caprese but with boneless chicken thighs, which makes it heartier. You won’t believe how easy it is to make a dish that’s so enticing! If you want to get fancy, we suggest you drizzle it with balsamic vinegar or pesto.

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6. Deliciously Light Baked Tuscan Chicken

One of the best variations of our Tuscan chicken recipe is to use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. It’s an effortless swap and doesn’t change any of the other measurements in the recipe! So, what is Tuscan chicken, you ask? Well, it has spinach, garlic, parmesan, and sun-dried tomatoes. We made sure it’s healthy, so we use fat-free Greek yogurt and milk in the sauce, which provides a creamy yet tangy taste!

7. Sweet N Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs

If you’re someone who likes your spicy food to have a bit of sweetness for balance, look no further, this recipe is for you. Since you cook the boneless chicken thighs on the grill, it tastes deliciously smoky. Then, the brown sugar in the marinade helps balance the chili powder and red pepper flakes. We love this because you can serve it with all sorts of sides, ranging from macaroni salad to cornbread.

8. Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Balsamic vinegar is perfectly rich and zingy, which is just what you need if you don’t want your chicken to be boring. With very few basic ingredients, these chicken thighs are extra easy to make. You just have to remember to marinate them beforehand. However, once they’re done, you can serve them with rice or pasta. And, since you’ll already have the grill on, you might as well grill some vegetables to go with it!

9. Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Garlic Sauce

Café Delites has a recipe for boneless chicken thighs that you’re absolutely going to love! Arguably, the best part isn’t the chicken, but the sauce that you can cover it in. Specifically, the recipe includes butter, mushrooms, heavy cream, and garlic for an ultimately savory sauce. There’s also parmesan in it, which makes it cheesy and thicker. We definitely believe that placing fresh arugula atop the finished chicken is the way to go.

10. One-Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs

Who doesn’t love a good old one-pot dish? This recipe has hints of vegetables, chicken, white wine, chicken broth, and of course, the star ingredient: paprika. The great thing is that you can use either regular or smoked paprika, depending on the flavor that you’re looking for. When it comes to serving it, you don’t even need a side because the thick-cut potatoes, onions, and carrots are enough to give it substance.

11. Breaded Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

When you’re craving crispy fried chicken, but you want something on the healthier side, this recipe comes to the rescue. You can enjoy breaded chicken without the need to fry it in heavy oils! With this recipe, the breadcrumb mixture has plenty of seasonings that coat the whole surface of the meat. Serve this luscious chicken with yummy baked potatoes or sauteed asparagus. You can even make a healthy gravy to go with it!

12. Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

Make dinner cleanup easy with this recipe that includes boneless chicken thighs, onions, and red potatoes, all of which you cook in the same pan! Don’t worry. It has plenty of flavors, as the chicken has its own seasoning mix you make from scratch. This means you can adjust it to make it more savory or spicier. When you bite into the chicken, you’re met with a golden-brown crust that’s perfectly tender on the inside!

13. One Pan Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce doesn’t have to just be for the holidays. You can enjoy it any time you want! The delicate flavor of the rosemary is the perfect accompaniment for the sweet yet tangy cranberries. Not to mention, the boneless chicken thighs are irresistible since they have hints of garlic and butter too. Serve this lovely dish with comforting sides such as mashed potatoes or oven-baked green beans. We love how elegant this easy recipe turns out!

Asiago Tortelloni Alfredo with Grilled Chicken

14. Asiago Tortellini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken

Our copycat recipe, or should we say, a healthier version of asiago tortellini alfredo, is to die for! Although the original recipe uses chicken breasts, we can attest that boneless chicken thighs are an equally appetizing variation. You just need to flatten them first. Aside from that, the meal has an unending flavor with the light alfredo sauce, cheese tortellini, seasonings, and grated cheese. And let’s not forget about the Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs!

15. Lemon Garlic Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs

Lemon and garlic pair well with each other because the garlic has heavy umami notes, and the citrus makes the flavor bright. In this recipe by The Roasted Root, you can make it quickly in the air fryer, which is useful when you don’t want to spend time waiting for your oven to preheat. We suggest that you top the cooked chicken with fresh basil, which also complements the lemon juice and zest.

16. Creamy Mustard Chicken

There’s something just so delicious about the combination of mustard and chicken. This recipe calls for Dijon or whole grain mustard, but it’s not too sharp of a flavor because the chicken stock and coconut cream helps tone the mustard down. Additionally, the boneless chicken thighs have a custom seasoning mix that brings out the best flavors in the chicken. The best part is that it takes less than 30 minutes total, so it is definitely quick!

17. Asian Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs

With ingredients like sesame oil, rice vinegar, coconut aminos, and fish sauce, this Asian boneless chicken thigh recipe stands out from the crowd. The marinade ensures that the chicken turns out nice and tender while being packed with mouth-watering flavors. Not to mention, the chicken’s crispy exterior caramelizes under the broiler, making it even better! We believe this recipe is best served with white rice and sauteed broccoli.


18. Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Are you looking for a chicken thigh recipe that works as a whole meal? This option does just that. It has squash, onions, peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower, so you certainly get your much-needed vegetable intake with this. Not to mention, since the meat is skinless, there’s less fat in it. The kids will even love this meal since they can garnish the chicken and veggies with dressing, making it more enjoyable for them.

19. Oven-Baked Greek Chicken Thighs

This Greek-inspired boneless chicken recipe is almost too good to be true! The simple marinade has Greek yogurt (we love healthy alternatives like this!), garlic, lemon juice, and plenty of seasonings. You don’t need to worry about having dry chicken since you can soak the meat in the mixture overnight! Garnish it with fresh diced tomatoes just before serving as a way to complete the dish and upgrade its appearance.

20. Chicken Cacciatore

Have you ever heard of Chicken Cacciatore? It’s a dish, somewhat close to a hearty stew, that has a rich tomato-based sauce. This specific recipe has crushed tomatoes, white wine, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, and onions in the sauce. You have the freedom to serve the saucy boneless chicken with rice, pasta, quinoa, or any other grain you like! Or, make it simple and pair it with buttery garlic bread, which you can dip into the sauce.

21. Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

This recipe is perfect for your summer cookouts, as it allows you to enjoy the nice weather while grilling outside. Furthermore, you can pair so many delectable sides with it, from fresh watermelon slices to potato salad to BBQ chips! The other amazing thing is that it only takes 10 minutes to cook boneless chicken thighs on the grill, so you don’t need to stray from the party for too long to make them.

22. Cream Sauce Chicken Thighs

When you’re in the mood for a comforting dinner, this recipe by Easy Weeknight Recipes will meet your needs. It has numerous toothsome ingredients, such as cream cheese, diced bacon, chicken broth, and several spices. Undoubtedly, the cream cheese is what makes the sauce so velvety. We recommend you serve the chicken over pasta or alongside corn on the cob for a delicious dining experience. Don’t forget to sprinkle on some grated parmesan when you plate it!

23. Honey Garlic Chicken

It’s hard to resist anything that has honey in it, especially this savory chicken recipe. Yes, it has some sweetness, but it’s also got garlic, rice vinegar, and soy sauce, which give layers of flavor.  You can go the traditional route and serve it with white rice or take another approach if you wish! Whatever you do, don’t forget to squeeze some fresh lime juice on it to give it a zesty kick.

24. Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs

Here is an option that the whole family will love because it involves ranch seasoning! Of course, you can always dip chicken in ranch dressing, but the dry seasoning mix imparts the meat with a deeper ranch-like essence. Cook the meat until it’s a gorgeous brown on the outside, then impress everyone with the results. We love this recipe because it doesn’t take much effort, yet it tastes like a million bucks!

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