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My Best Chicken Thigh Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

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chicken thighs with beans and wilted greens in blue pot

My Best Chicken Thigh Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners ~ chicken thighs are quick, cheap, and universally loved by everybody in the family, you simply can’t beat them for weeknight meals.

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My Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Greens is based on an Mediterranean classic.

The Italians have been combining beans and greens for generations, and when you add chicken thighs into the mix, you’ve got an extraordinarily hearty (and healthy!) meal that comes together in a flash.

chicken thighs with white beans and greens in a pan



Same pan, same Mediterranean theme, but a totally different take on chicken thighs,

my Tuscan Chicken Thigh recipe is rich and comforting for chilly nights.  I make sure to keep the browned chicken skin above the bubbling sauce so it stays nice and crispy.

Overhead image of Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs in a pan



My Chicken Thighs in Lemon Sauce is a favorite around here,

and it proves that everyday meals don’t have to be bland or boring.  The silky smooth Greek lemon sauce is super creamy, but surprisingly dairy free.  It’s made with the same easy technique I use in my Greek Avgolemono Soup.

Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives is a quick and easy meal bursting with the flavors of the mediterranean! | theviewfromgreatisland.com



Speaking of creamy, my Chicken Thighs Marsala is so luxurious it can double as a romantic meal for two.

Marsala wine and a touch of cream make this a restaurant quality dish. Marsala is an Italian fortified wine with a long shelf life, and it’s the secret ingredient in lots of different sauces. But be sure to look for a good quality Marsala, and skip anything labeled ‘cooking wine’.

Chicken Thighs in a creamy Marsala mushroom sauce



This Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms is a welcome back to fall meal if there ever was one.

Wild rice and mushrooms are a classic Autumn pairing, and make these chicken thighs special. Wild rice is easy to cook and adds such a pop of color and texture to one pot dinners like this.

Creamy Chicken thighs with Wild Rice and Mushrooms is an easy and comforting meal whether yoy're having company or just sitting down with the family. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com



Lemon Chicken Biryani introduces an exotic note into the family dinner routine,

and yet this chicken thigh recipe still comes together in about an hour.  Once you’ve got the handful of easily available spices in your cupboard this aromatic chicken and rice dish will become a staple in your dinner rotation.

chicken thighs biryani style

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    jane stuppi
    September 3, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Haven’t tried these yet, look delicius

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    Ralph Waddell
    September 2, 2019 at 8:58 am

    My thigh repertoire was getting tired – these are totally doable and look great! Thanks for making tasty, easy. I’ll be going through these asap!!

    • Reply
      September 2, 2019 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Ralph ~ I love the phrase ‘making tasty easy’, I might have to steal that!

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        Ralph Waddell
        September 2, 2019 at 4:49 pm

        A good trade then! Thanks!

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    Tricia B
    September 1, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Each and every one looks like a winner to me! I’m ready to move on to fall recipes and these look like a great place to start. Yum!

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    2sisters Recipes
    September 1, 2019 at 10:34 am

    All great and yummy recipes!! So funny I am about to post a chicken collection as well!! Have a great weekend Sue!

    • Reply
      September 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      You can never have too many chicken recipes 😉

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    Roy A Chefets
    September 1, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I really like chicken thighs because they are tasty, meaty and inexpensive. Plan to try some of your recipes real soon. They look delicious.

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      September 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks Roy!