Top 10 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh Recipes

Top 10 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh Recipes – ten of the best, quick and simple to make meals using chicken thighs. From basic seasonings to flavors like turmeric, cumin, pesto, honey mustard and sweet and spicy Asian sweet and salty sauces.

A collage of the best, top 10 boneless skinless chicken thigh recipes on the web

Add more healthy fats, protein and flavor to your every day meals with these Top 10 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh Recipes picked by me from my own blog and some of my favorites on the web.

Boneless skinless chicken thighs are easy to find, inexpensive and very simple to cook. I usually get mine at Costco. You can never go wrong with them!

Cooking With Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs vs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

Every time I have the option to substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast in any recipe, I prefer to use thighs.

Both chicken breasts and thighs are delicious, easy to cook and a great source of protein.

I personally find boneless skinless chicken thighs less likely to mess up and they always leave an amazing distinct flavor in dishes and are a lot more difficult to over cook that chicken breast.

They don’t even need any seasoning most of the time, but salt and pepper. Of course you can add spices and flavors of your choice, but they are full of flavor on their own.

The moisture of the meat and its juiciness make chicken thighs a my preferred cut of chicken meat for my every day cooking.

Boneless skinless chicken thighs are also cheaper than chicken breast.

So the three main reasons why I prefer cooking with boneless skinless chicken thighs:

  • Moisture of the meat
  • Price (generally cheaper than chicken breast)
  • Flavor of the meat – they are loaded with flavor even without a lot of seasoning

Ways to cook boneless skinless chicken thighs:

You are going to notice a few different ways of cooking the meat in this collection of top 10 boneless skinless chicken thigh recipes.

  • grilling
  • searing
  • oven baking
  • slow cooking
  • smoking
  • braising

Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs – My favorite from all 10 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh Recipes

These oven baked chicken thighs are very quick and easy to prepare all in one baking dish. Recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken thighs that take 30 minutes to cook.

Brushed with a combination of honey and dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and cayenne pepper.

These Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, that both kids and adults will love!


Oven baked honey mustard chicken thighs in a Pyrex baking dish.


Grilled Chicken Quinoa Corn Salad Recipe

This recipe uses grilled boneless skinless chicken thighs, seasoned with soy sauce, black pepper, lime juice, hot sauce and olive oil, grilled to perfection and chopped into small bite sized pieces.

Served on top of cooked quinoa, grilled corn, avocado and tomatoes.

Served with a simple dressing of lime juice, salt, pepper and olive oil.

The perfect summer salad (grain bowl), that is perfect for meal prep.

Grilled Chicken Quinoa Corn Salad in a white porcelain bowl


Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken Thighs With Potatoes

Boneless skinless chicken thighs recipe with some heat.

Harissa is North African spice and is a nice shortcut ingredient for flavor, used in every day cooking there.

It is made with chilies, cumin, coriander, garlic and lemon.

Boneless skinless chicken thighs covered in spicy Harissa paste. Baked together on a sheet pan with potatoes and try-color carrots.

Very simple to make sheet pan dinner, perfect for those who love spicy food.

You can easily prep the chicken and veggies in advance and bake them for around 30-minutes when you need to make dinner.

sheet pan harissa chicken potatoes carrots on a large baking sheet


One Pot Turmeric Chicken Thighs And Rice Recipe

This one pot chicken and rice dish is a favorite in my house, especially in the winter time.

Cooking both your protein and grains in one pot makes it super quick and easy to make and it also is kid friendly.

You first cook the chopped boneless skinless chicken thighs until no longer pink. Then add onion, rice, stock and seasoning. Cook until the chicken and rice are fully cooked, stirring frequently.

Top with freshly chopped dill. If you are not a fan of dill, you can use parsley instead.

The combination of cumin and turmeric is a winner!

Turmeric Chicken Thighs And Rice Recipe in a pot with wooden spoon inside.


One Pot Chicken Thighs And Brussels Sprouts Recipe

It is not a secret that I love cooking with Brussels Sprouts. I also love boneless skinless chicken thighs.

The combination of both of these together makes a light, simple and delicious one pot meal.

In this recipe I used shaved Brussels sprouts that I used the same way as you use cabbage in stir fries.

I cooked the chicken thigh pieces until golden on both sides, then added the shaved Brussels sprouts and spices and cooked together until the Brussels sprouts are soft, for 15-20 minutes.

One Pot Chicken Thighs With Brussels Sprouts Recipe .A white pan (braiser) filled with sauteed Brussels Sprouts and chicken.


Low-Carb Cabbage With Chicken Recipe

Ever since I started low-carb eating, this cabbage with chicken thighs has been one of my favorite quick weeknight dinners.

Sauteed cabbage with boneless skinless chicken thigh pieces, tomato sauce, a hint of Bay Leaf cooked in one skillet until the cabbage is tender and soft and chicken is fully cooked.

It is Keto friendly, gluten-free, low-calorie and ready in just 20 minutes.

Low-Carb Cabbage With Chicken Recipe in a Dutch Oven

Cabbage is a great alternative to rice, noodles for those of us following low-carb lifestyle.


Turmeric Chicken And Turmeric Coconut Rice

This Turmeric chicken And Rice Recipe might be the quickest to make among all Top 10 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh Recipes that I’m sharing with you today.

You season the boneless skinless chicken thighs with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and ground turmeric and olive oil.

Then you cook them on the stove top in a ribbed skillet until the chicken is fully cooked.

Then I served it with a fully cooked Village Harvest Coconut Turmeric Rice, that only needed to be preheated on the stove top.

You can also add some grilled veggies like zucchini, or freshly sliced tomatoes.

Turmeric Chicken And Rice in a bowl

You can serve these Turmeric chicken thighs with hot cooked rice or even cauliflower rice.

Quick Pesto Chicken And Veggies from Cooktoria

This 30-minute dinner is made with juicy boneless skinless chicken thighs, that are first cooked in a skillet and then combined with zucchini, peppers and pesto sauce.

If you are a pesto lover and looking for boneless skinless chicken thigh recipes, this one is just perfect for you!

I love that it is made with basic, easy to find fresh ingredients and perfect for a healthier dinner.

Pesto chicken thighs and veggies in a skillet


Honey Soy Chicken from Table for Two Blog

Boneless skinless chicken thighs pair well with Asian flavors like the ones in this easy one skillet recipe.

Chicken thighs combined with a flavorful combination of garlic, honey, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil, the baked on a baking sheet in the oven until browned, sticky and fully cooked!

These definitely require minimal effort to make and taste delicious! Better than any take out Asian chicken.

Honey Soy Chicken Thighs, golden color, on a serving platter

Serve with a side of your choice.

One Skillet Sweet ‘n Salty Chicken Thighs from Cooking for Kiwi ‘n Bean

This Sweet ‘n Salty chicken one pot meal, perfect for the times when you are craving Asian flavored food. Seared chicken with a sweet and salty glaze.

Boneless skinless chicken thighs seared in a skillet and then covered with a sauce made from maple syrup and tamari.

Juicy chicken thighs covered in sticky sauce, all made in one pot on the stove top. I love simple meal ideas like this!

Sweet and salty chicken thighs in a stainless steel skillet

This dish goes well served with a side of veggies, rice or quinoa.


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs in a pan

This is The Best Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs Recipe – quick, simple and delicious one pan weeknight meal. Low-carb and Keto, all you need to make these is – chicken thighs, bacon, seasoning and olive oil. Serve with a side dish of your choice.

Servings: 8

Low-Carb Cabbage With Chicken Recipe

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
40 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes
Sauteed cabbage with boneless skinless chicken thigh pieces, tomato sauce, a hint of Bay Leaf cooked in one skillet until the cabbage is tender and soft and chicken is fully cooked. It is Keto friendly, gluten-free, low-calorie and ready in just 20 minutes.
Low-Carb Cabbage With Chicken Recipe in a Dutch Oven
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  • tbsp  olive oil
  • lb  boneless skinless chicken thighs — cut into small pieces
  • carrot — large — shredded
  • cups  cabbage — shredded
  • 1/4  cup  tomato sauce
  • tsp  salt — or more to taste
  • 1/4  tsp  pepper — or more to taste
  • 1/2  tsp  garlic powder
  • bay leaf
  • cup  water — or chicken stock
  • tsp  paprika
  • parsley for garnishing


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes per side, until lightly browned, and no longer pink. Transfer to a plate. 
Add the remaining olive oil, then add cabbage, carrots, tomato sauce, salt and pepper and garlic powder. Sautee for 5 minutes. Then add water (or chicken stock) and bay leaf. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cabbage is tender and cooked. 
Add paprika and chicken. Cook for 5 more minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked. Serve.
Course: Main
Cuisine: bulgarian
Keyword: chicken thighs

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1217, Fat: 50g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 430mg, Sodium: 1016mg, Potassium: 4027mg, Carbohydrates: 95g, Fiber: 39g, Sugar: 51g, Protein: 108g, Vitamin A: 14375%, Vitamin C: 527.3%, Calcium: 640%, Iron: 12.1%