Simple Chicken Thigh Recipes

Finding good chicken thigh recipes can be difficult, as chicken thighs are often the forgotten cut. Besides barbeque and fried, there's little else commonly done with chicken thighs. However, chicken thighs are rich in nutrients. They're also simple to work with, especially since each thigh comes with its own perfect handle. So, if you're getting bored with cooking and eating chicken, try some chicken recipes for those forgotten thighs.

Spiced Ginger Chicken Thigh Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
8 medium, bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh, minced ginger
1 teaspoon fresh, minced garlic
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon turmeric

Place cleaned and dry chicken thighs in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, lemon, ginger, garlic, pepper, paprika, cumin and turmeric. Pour mixture over chicken thighs. Stir well to coat thoroughly. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or lid, and let chill in refrigerator for two hours.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove chicken from bowl, and discard marinade. Place chicken thighs on a large roasting pan, keeping a little space between each piece. Place the chicken in oven, and let cook for 15 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, and flip each thigh over. Reduce heat in oven to 400 degrees. Cook chicken for 15 minutes more, or until juices run clear and meat thermometer registers at 180 degrees.

Remove chicken from oven, let sit for five minutes and serve.

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
6 large, bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon apple juice
½ teaspoon fresh, minced parsley
¼ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place clean and dry chicken thighs in an 8- x 11-inch glass baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together brown mustard, Dijon, honey, apple juice, parsley and salt. Drizzle mustard mixture over the top of each chicken thigh.

Place chicken in oven, and bake for 45 minutes, or until juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees. Remove chicken from oven, let sit for five minutes and serve.

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