Easy Bone-In Chicken Recipes
Chicken thighs, drumsticks, breasts, and leg quarters are all bone-in chicken pieces. The thighs, drumsticks and leg quarters are considered dark meat and have more moisture from higher fat than a boneless, skinless chicken breast.
Bone-In chicken is very forgiving and is hard to overcook. It can be baked, grilled, braised, slow-cooked or air-fried, or cooked in the pressure cooker. It takes a bit longer to cook bone-in chicken rather than boneless, but the meat is typically more moist from the juices in the
Grilling Bone-in chicken – the time will vary depending on which cut you select. Drumsticks can take up to 25 minutes to grill, chicken thighs may take 20 minutes, and the chicken leg quarters will take 30 minutes since they are larger and have more meat.
How long Does it Take to Cook Chicken Thighs in The Oven?
The cooking time will depend on if you are braising the chicken, or baking/roasting the chicken. Follow the recipe you are making for the exact cooking time.
Baked bone-in chicken thighs require about 35 minutes of baking time at a high temperature. Bake them until the juices run clear, and there is no pink at the bone. Keep in mind that boneless skinless chicken thighs will require about 10 minutes less time.
- Chicken Thighs at 350°F – 50-55 minutes
- Chicken Thighs at 375°F – 45-50 minutes
- Chicken Thighs at 400°F – 40-45 minutes
- Chicken Thighs at 425°F – 35-40 minutes
Chicken thighs may vary in size so it’s a good idea to use a meat thermometer any time you are cooking poultry. The safe cooking temperature for chicken is 165°F.
How Long Does it Take to Cook Chicken Thighs on the Stove?
Again, you’ll want to follow the specific recipe, but a good rule of thumb is 40 – 45 minutes of total cook time on a stovetop with a braising liquid.
Skillet Mediterranean Chicken Thighs
This savory, flavor-packed Mediterranean Chicken Thighs Recipe is infused with delicious artichoke hearts, briny olives, sweet caramelized shallots, garlic, roasted fingerling potatoes, white wine, oregano, and feta. It comes together in one pan in just an hour and uses mostly pantry staples in addition to fresh chicken thighs and tomatoes.
One Pan Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes with Feta and Dill
In this simple but flavor-packed sheet pan dinner, chicken drumsticks and potatoes plus broccolini are roasted at a high temperature, coming out crispy and golden. Elevate the meal to company-worthy by topping with fresh lemon juice, feta cheese, and a generous serving of fresh dill.
Apple Braised Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs are pan-seared, then roasted in an apple cider braising liquid with apples, fennel, and onion in this delicious fall-inspired recipe.
BBQ Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Crispy BBQ chicken is perfectly seasoned and cooked in the air fryer for BBQ chicken that is finger-licking good. No need to stand over a hot grill outdoors or heat the oven when you can get the same delicious BBQ chicken with extra crispy skin in the air fryer.
Recipe: Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Thighs
Arroz Con Pollo
Arroz con Pollo is Spanish for Rice with Chicken and this flavorful pan-seared chicken and rice dish comes together in one pan, which is perfect for weeknight dinners! One-pan meals are the best especially when you are the one cleaning the kitchen after dinner!
Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken
The best fresh Jamaican Jerk Chicken marinade for grilling chicken. It’s incredibly flavorful with a spicy kick for perfectly charred chicken. Serve with coconut lime rice and fresh mango.
Recipe: Jerk Chicken
Roasted Greek Chicken and Potatoes
Savory chicken with oregano cooks in a flavorful lemon olive oil marinade alongside tender roasted potatoes in this Roasted Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato recipe. A perfect dish to prepare for a weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
Recipe: Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
Greek Skillet Chicken With Orzo
Savory lemon, spinach and olives accent roasted chicken baked with orzo in this delicious Skillet Chicken Meal.
Roasted Spatchcock Chicken
Perfectly roasted spatchcock chicken with crispy skin and juicy chicken prepared Greek-style with garlic, lemon and oregano will become your new Sunday night dinner family meal.
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