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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!Pin this recipe for later!
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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.
Thermopro Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
I highly recommend investing in a meat thermometer for your kitchen. It’s ver 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 Recipes
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.
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