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Looking for some delicious ways to cook up boneless chicken thighs? I’ve put together a collection of 19 boneless chicken thigh recipes using my favorite cut of chicken!

Boneless Chicken Thighs are super flavorful and hard to mess up. They cook in about 25 minutes and can handle a variety of flavors, plus they are pretty budget friendly.

You can use them in place of white meat in lots of different recipes, like my Teriyaki Chicken Bowl or throw them on the grill or in the air fryer. Most of these boneless chicken thigh recipes can be made in less than 45 minutes, making them perfect for a busy weeknight.

So let’s dive into these recipes for boneless chicken thighs!

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Why I Love Boneless Chicken Thighs

  • Economical – While bone-in chicken is probably the cheapest cut of chicken you can get, boneless thighs will save you a pretty penny over their lighter counterparts.
  • Packed With Flavor – Because darker meat has more fat then white meat, it’s juicier and richer in flavor. Even if you just season with salt and pepper, thighs will be juicier and more flavorful than breasts.
  • Hard To Mess Up – If you take breast meat over that 165℉ mark, there’s no coming back. Boneless chicken thighs on the other hand, are hard to screw up! While you can definitely overcook them, they can go over the recommended temp 20 or even 30 degrees and still be juicy and tender.

How Long Do Boneless Chicken Thighs Take To Cook?

As with any cut of meat, the length of time it takes to cook chicken thighs will vary by size and weight. It’s all about the internal temperature.

Chicken in general should be cooked to a temperature of 165℉. Keep a digital meat thermometer handy so you don’t accidentally overcook it. Because chicken thighs have a higher fat content, they stay juicy even if you go a little over.

My favorite meat thermometer.

Thermopro Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer

I highly recommend investing in a meat thermometer for your kitchen. It’s very affordable and often on sale! This is the one I’ve used for years and it has a hundred thousand positive reviews.

Of course it also depends on the temperature you’re cooking them at. Chicken cooked at 375℉ will take longer than chicken cooked at 425℉. Here’s a quick overview:

350℉: 35 minutes

375℉: 30-35 minutes

400℉: 25-30 minutes

425℉: 20-25 minutes

Remember that the length of time needed to cook boneless thighs can vary by size and weight, so cook times are approximate. Keep a digital meat thermometer handy – I promise you’ll never regret spending that $14!

boneless chicken thigh, green beans, white plates

Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipes

Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs
Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs are simple and flavorful. With this easy foolproof method your chicken thighs are tender and juicy every time.
Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken
Cilantro Lime Chicken is marinated in lime juice, cilantro, honey and spices, then grilled until tender, juicy, and so flavorful!
Grilled cilantro lime chicken social media image.
Bacon Wrapped Ginger Soy Chicken
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are wrapped in smokey bacon and marinated in a delicate blend of honey, ginger, garlic and soy for a deliciously easy weeknight meal!
Grilled Chicken Marinade
Having a great grilled chicken marinade in your back pocket is essential for summer grilling. This delicious marinade packs a flavor punch without being overpowering, and it's great with any kind of chicken!
Close up of grilled chicken
Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
Made with chicken thighs and loaded with veggies in a flavorful broth, this Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is the perfect meal for a cold night.
Slow cooker chicken stew social media image.
Chicken Paprikash
Chicken Paprikash is a flavorful Hungarian dish made with chicken thighs simmered in a tomato and onion sauce seasoned with sweet paprika.
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Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Thighs
Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Thighs are flavorful and tender. Just mix up the simple greek yogurt marinade and let it do all the work!
Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
Skip the take-out and make the perfect Teriyaki Chicken Bowl at home in 30 minutes with just a few ingredients and a homemade teriyaki sauce.
A bowl of teriyaki chicken, white rice, salad, and chopsticks.
French Onion Chicken
French Onion Chicken is an easy weeknight dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Tender chicken thighs in a rich, creamy onion gravy.
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs
Easy Instant Pot Chicken Marsala is loaded with mushrooms in a flavorful Marsala wine sauce. Tender and juicy chicken thighs in the instant pot every time!
Instant Pot chicken thighs featured image.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs are an easy dinnertime win! With a simple, 5-ingredient sauce, crock pot chicken thighs are tender, juicy and flavorful every time.
Caldo de Pollo
Caldo de Pollo is a simple and rustic Mexican chicken soup with a rich and flavorful broth, and tender chunks of chicken and vegetables.
caldo de pollo social media image
French onion chicken and gravy on a white plate with rice.

Easy Boneless Chicken Thigh Swaps

Each of these recipes calls for either bone-in thighs or boneless chicken breasts, but can easily be swapped with boneless thighs.

Tuscan Chicken Skillet
Creamy Tuscan Chicken is an easy one-pot dinner recipe that is rich, flavorful, and takes only about 30 minutes to make. Impressive and fast!
Pozole Verde
Hearty and comforting, this spicy Pozole Verde is made with slow cooked shredded chicken, hominy, and a spicy tomatillo and pepper blend.
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are well seasoned and air fried to get that tasty, crispy skin. Tender, moist and juicy chicken in half the time.
Roasted Chicken Thighs & Potatoes Sheet Pan
This Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes recipe is an easy dinner with perfectly seasoned and roasted chicken thighs, potatoes and green beans.
sheet pan chicken thighs, potatoes, green beans and lemons
Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken & Veggies
Sesame Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner is a complete meal in one pan! Marinated chicken and veggies are tender, flavorful and ready in under an hour.
Social media image of sheet pan sesame chicken
Arroz con Pollo
Chicken and Rice with a Mexican flair all cooked in one pot.
A plate of Spanish rice and chicken.
Honey Garlic Chicken
Tender chicken breasts cooked until golden then simmered in a sweet and tangy sauce, this Honey Garlic Chicken is a quick and easy dinner everyone loves.
Pan filled with honey garlic chicken

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Geila Plucinski says:

    Have you ever heard of Champagne Chicken?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      I have, but I’ve never tried it. Looks good though.