Are you bored of the same old chicken dinners? Spice up your weeknight meals with these delicious boneless chicken thigh recipes!
Perfectly juicy and packed with flavor, boneless chicken thighs can be transformed into an endless variety of meals.
From sweet and savory stir-fries to hearty pastas, our collection of easy-to-make dishes will have you raving about how flavorful your evening meal was.
So don’t let yourself get stuck in a dinner rut – unlock exciting new flavors today by trying one (or more!) of these creative boneless chicken thigh recipes.
Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipes:
1. Chicken Shawarma
Chicken Shawarma is an iconic Middle Eastern street food that is super easy to make. This dish is easy to prep and can be cooked on a stovetop, oven or grill. Spicy and vibrant, chicken shawarma is seriously delicious!
Makes a great week night dinner, and you’ll love the left-overs!
2. Cajun Chicken Pasta
Cajun Chicken Pasta, a New Orleans inspired dish, is a perfect blend of a creamy, cheesy sauce and Cajun smoky heat.
This easy recipe is a breeze to make and would taste great with a salad and French bread. It’s one of our favorite boneless chicken thigh recipes.
3. Orange Chicken
Orange Chicken is a super simple dish with a delicious, sticky sauce based on orange marmalade. Add your juicy chicken bites to cook in the marinade, and serve with rice or noodles.
This is a quick and easy meal to whip up anytime!
4. Chicken Tacos
These Chicken Tacos are a super Mexican treat! The well-spiced cooked chicken bites are loaded in a warm tortilla along with pica de Gallo, avocado, and lime juice.
They’ll be one of your go-to boneless chicken thigh recipes.
5. Thai Cashew Chicken
When you’re craving some stir fry, try this Thai Cashew Chicken recipe. A little chopping, mix up a yummy sauce and a quick stir fry is all you need! Serve over rice and you have dinner in a bowl.
Who needs take-out when you have this recipe bursting with flavor!
6. Hawaiian Chicken Salad
Looking for a light meal that has fresh tropical flavors? Try our Hawaiian Chicken Salad using chicken thighs, pineapple, avocado, cherry tomatoes, corn and spinach/arugula mix. So good!
A perfect meal for a warm summer night.
7. Pollo Asado
Treat your taste buds with this classic dish, Pollo Asado. The chicken is marinated in orange and lime juices, lots of garlic and plenty of herbs and spices.
You can grill, roast, or pan-sear this amazing dish for a fantastic meal. A popular chicken dish in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
8. Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken is a super easy 30-minute chicken stir fry recipe. This dish is an awesome combination of perfectly sweet, savory, tangy, and spicy flavors.
A wonderful week night meal, or good enough for company!
9. Trinidadian Curry Chicken
Trinidadian Curry Chicken, a Caribbean favorite, is all about the spices. Curry powder combined with fresh herbs, spices and green seasoning are the basis for this fabulous curry.
Serve with your favorite rice or flat bread. This boneless chicken thigh recipe will spice up any night of the week!
10. Moo Shu Chicken
Moo Shu Chicken is a colorful Asian classic delight that is loaded with bold, sweet, and savory flavors. This delicious stir fry needs just 20 minutes to get dinner on the table.
Serve this dish in your favorite wrap for a different twist!
11. Pinchos de Pollo
Pinchos, a very popular street food from Puerto Rico, are chicken thigh chunks well-marinated in traditional spices, garlic, and vinegar. Grilled to juicy perfection, they are traditionally serves with toasted white bread.
Another delicious grilled food to spice up your summer!
12. Laksa (Asian Noodle Soup)
Make the famous Southeast Asian Laska soup at home with our surprisingly easy recipe.
With a spicy coconut milk broth, along with delicious add-in ingredients, it’s a superb restaurant quality soup.
13. Pesto Tortellini Soup
Italian inspired Pesto Tortellini Soup is a delicious pesto broth packed with tortellini, chicken and veggies. Another quick and easy soup, you can have this amazing comfort food on the table in no time.
Delicious served with a salad and crusty Italian bread!
14. General Tso’s Chicken
General Tso’s Chicken is an all time favorite at Chinese restaurants. This easy version is lightened up with a no deep frying, but is still amazing! It’s perfect served with steamed or fried rice, but noodles are a great option also.
No need for take out with this super recipe!
15. Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl is the ultimate flavorful rice bowl. it’s made with homemade teriyaki sauce, chicken, crunchy colorful veggies with a sesame oil dressing and creamy avocado.
It’s a perfect combination of flavors and textures that you will simply love…
16. Honey Garlic Chicken Bites
These Honey Garlic Chicken Bites are coated in a yummy sauce made up entirely of pantry staple ingredients. It’s not only out of this world delicious, it’s quick and easy too!
Why not make a double batch, and have it all over again in a couple of days?
17. Thai Green Curry
Who needs a Thai restaurant when you have this outstanding Thai Green Curry recipe! The combination of spicy, rich, creamy, savory, and sweet flavors are just perfect. You can easily customize this dish and make it your own.
Perfect with rice and a green salad with ginger dressing.
18. Sesame Chicken Bowls
Another Chinese dish for you to try on busy nights is this Sesame Chicken Bowl. The chicken thighs are cut into bite-size cubes and coated in a super flavorful sauce.
Add some veggies to this absolutely delicious dish and serve with white rice.
19. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)
Get ready to make your pasta night memorable with delicious Louisiana flavors.
This Jambalaya Pasta is a super tasty dish using chicken thighs, shrimp, and sausages. They are smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce spiced up with Creole seasonings and hot sauce.
Get ready to spice up a hot summer night!
20. Chicken Stir Fry
Nothing gets dinner on the table faster than a stir fry! This delicious and healthy Chicken Stir Fry is loaded with chicken and lots veggies, plus the ultimate sauce.
Serve over rice or noodles for a great one dish meal.
21. Greek Chicken Souvlaki
Greek Chicken Souvlaki starts with bite sized chunks of chicken marinated in lemon juice, oregano, and garlic. Stacked on skewers, they be can grilled, roasted, or pan-fried.
Serve with sides of olives and raw cut up veggies. A boneless chicken thigh recipes that would be perfect for a summer party.
22. Harissa Chicken
Harissa Chicken is exotic chicken dish made with chicken, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas.
The secret of this dish is North African harissa paste, which you can buy or make using our recipe. Simply chop, mix, marinade, bake and enjoy!
Impress your guests with this amazing dish!
23. Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce)
Gado Gado, an Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce, is loaded with cooked chicken, eggs, potatoes, crunchy veggies, and peanut sauce.
A super meal that’s not only bursting with flavor, it’s healthy too. This exotic salad is an easy, delicious dish that even the kids will love!
24. Crack Chicken
You will love this super creamy, cheesy, and irresistible dish called Crack Chicken. It’s super easy to make using a few ingredients, and if you have a crock pot or instant pot you can let it do the work.
Take the credit for this ridiculously easy meal, and don’t count calories!
25. Chicken Tikkas
Chicken Tikkas are a classic Indian appetizer and can be served so many ways. These tasty skewered bites of perfectly marinated chicken can be served with naan, salad or by themselves.
These will very popular when you’re grilling out or for a pot luck party!
26. Chicken Burrito Bowl
Skip the Chipotle, our Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is going to satisfy all your cravings!
Just combine perfectly marinated chicken with rice and the fixings of your choice, and you have a hearty and nutritious one-bowl meal. Delicious and quick boneless chicken thigh recipe!!
27. Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Chicken on a stick… They are fun and family friendly meals, get together meals and BBQ party meals.
These Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are the ultimate Umami BOMB, thanks to the easy homemade marinade, of course. If you’re looking for a super easy, super quick and super economical meal to feed a large crowd and make them happy, these Asian chicken skewers are your answer.
28. Grilled Chicken Thighs
Up your cookout game with these easy Grilled Chicken Thighs! They’re the perfect centerpiece for all your summertime get togethers.
29. Chicken Gyros
If you’re looking for a fun new meal, our Chicken Gyros recipe is just what you need! Perfectly marinated chicken is stuffed inside pitas with all the Greek fixings.
They’re great for entertaining, but easy enough for weeknight dinners. The whole family will love loading up their own gyros to their liking, then chowing down.
Tips for Cooking with Boneless Chicken Thighs
- Preheat your skillet, oven or grill. This will help to ensure that your chicken cooks evenly.
- Season your chicken. In addition to whatever seasonings go in the dish, it’s best to season the chicken first with salt and pepper.
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your chicken. This is the most accurate way to ensure that your chicken is cooked through.
- Cook your chicken to the correct temperature. 165°F is the safe internal temperature for chicken. However, for very tender chicken thigh meat, we prefer to cook to 180°F.
- Make your cleanup easier. If you are cooking your boneless chicken thighs in the oven, line the baking sheet with parchment paper to make cleanup easier.
- Let your chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the chicken, making it more tender.
Whether you want to impress company or feed a hungry family, it’s hard to go wrong with boneless chicken thigh recipes. With endless possibilities for marinades, seasonings, and sides, each meal can be unique and delicious.
Spend an afternoon in the kitchen creating different combinations, or make a few recipes on Sunday for easy meals throughout the week. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try something new – you might just find your new favorite dish!
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Spicy Chicken Recipes
- 1.5lbs chicken thighs, cut into bite size chunks
- 3 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
- 1/3 cup orange marmalade
- 4 garlic, chopped
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 -1 tsp red chili flakes
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- salt to taste
- 1-2 Tbsp oil
- Combine teriyaki sauce, chopped garlic, orange marmalade, red chili flakes, ground pepper, sesame oil in a bowl and add in chicken pieces. Marinate it at least 2 hours to overnight in the refrigerator.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, along with marinade, and cook about 15-20 minutes until golden brown, stirring often.
- Season it with salt and pepper according to taste.
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