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8 easy chicken thigh recipes

by Lottie Huckle

published on 9 September 2016

Perfect for tossing into traybakes, nestling into one-pot recipes or roasting up to serve with seasonal sides, succulent thighs are without a doubt our favourite cut of chicken to cook with. Here we’ve rounded up eight recipes that are on heavy rotation in our kitchens right now.

Tuscan Chicken

Mary Berry’s Tuscan Chicken

Mary Berry’s Tuscan-style chicken is one of the most popular recipes on The Happy Foodie and it’s not hard to see why. This simple one-pot wonder couldn’t be easier to make but is brimming with rich flavours of tomato, white wine, olive oil and cream.

Chicken with Bacon, Lettuce and Peas

Chicken with Bacon, Lettuce and Peas

by Catherine Phipps

Gentle and creamy, this dish is bursting with the classic flavours of chicken and bacon, lifted by fresh green lettuce and peas. If you’re a fan of this recipe, you’ll want to take a look at Catherine Phipps’ aptly named book, Chicken.

Sticky Kicking Chicken, Watermelon Radish Salad and Crunchy Noodles

Sticky Kicking Chicken, Watermelon Radish Salad and Crunchy Noodles

This recipe is one of our most popular, and with good reason! Bold with flavour and quick and easy to make, it’s bound to become one of your favourites too. 

Lemony Chicken Broth with Orzo Pasta and Chard

Lemony Chicken Broth with Orzo Pasta and Chard

by Lizzie Kamenetzky

Upgrade your chicken soup with this recipe from Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen. This soup is hearty with orzo but still light and fresh with the flavours of lemon and thyme. 

Madhur’s Chicken Tikka Masala

Madhur’s Chicken Tikka Masala

We had to include the nation’s favourite dish on this list. Madhur’s version from Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation is particularly excellent as the chicken is properly marinated to ensure a brilliant flavour. 

Chicken and Chorizo Lasagne

Chicken and Chorizo Lasagne

This recipe is Dean Edwards’ Spanish take on an Italian classic. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it – it’s pretty addictive! 

Chicken Traybake with Bitter Orange and Fennel

Chicken Traybake with Bitter Orange and Fennel

We can’t recommend this traybake recipe from Simply Nigella enough. Plus it can be made ahead and if you don’t manage it all in one sitting, the leftovers are delicious. 

Mum’s Chicken Curry

Mum’s Chicken Curry

If you want to branch out from Chicken Tikka Masala, try Meera’s Gujarati curry recipe from Made in India. Serve this curry with all the trimmings, chapattis, pillowy naan bread or rice, and yoghurt. 

Chicken and Squash (Pumpkin) Cacciatore Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Olives, Bread

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken and Squash Cacciatore Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Olives, Bread

This comforting Italian one-pot chicken dish is the perfect remedy to a long day but is wonderful served over a long, lazy weekend too. Plus it’s packing 3 of your five-a-day and is all made in one pan – less washing up! 

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