When it comes to planning meals, especially if you have a large family, coming up with recipes that are quick, easy, and inexpensive is a must. One type of meat that can help you stay on budget with your meals is the chicken thigh.
The thigh is often ignored as many people use chicken breasts instead. While chicken breasts are great, they are often expensive. The thigh is much more budget-friendly and there are some great meals that you can make using them. There are many great chicken thigh recipes that are out there that are quite flavorful and surprisingly easy to make.
If you are looking for another quick weeknight dinner to add to your rotation, here are 14 of the most delicious chicken thigh recipes for you to give a try. Your budget and dinner table are sure to thank you.
1. Roasted Thighs with Lemon and Fennel
What you need:
- 2 lbs of chicken thighs
- 2 fennel bulbs
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 tbsp white wine, dry
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: rice or bread to serve
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken in a bowl and set aside. Trim the fronds and stalks from the fennel bulbs. Cut the bulbs into quarters and then cut the quarters into slices that are one inch thick. Add to the bowl containing the chicken. Mince about a tbsp of the fronds and add them to the bowl. Mince the garlic and add it to the bowl. Grate the lemon and add the zest to the bowl. Juice the lemon and pour the juice into the bowl. Add in the white wine and oil, season with some salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Transfer the chicken onto a baking sheet. Place the fennel around the chicken. Roast until chicken is cooked through and the fennel is tender, around 30 minutes. Cover with foil and let rest. Serve with bread or rice.