Thighs are flexible, flavorful, and flat-out awesome.

If you’ve ever gotten into an argument about the best parts of the chicken, you’ll know what snobs thigh-lovers are. Plenty of crispy skin, they’ll say. Lots of meat that won’t dry out like breast, they’ll claim. Grillable, braisable, roastable, poachable, thighs are practically designed to be flexible, they insist. Well, guess what? Thigh lovers are correct—it is the very best part of the chicken. And since we want you to eat only the very best, we’ve rounded up our favorite chicken thigh recipes for you right here.

Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes

Roasted Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken Soup and Stew Recipes