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22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

We love a low-maintenance chicken dinner as much as the next guy, but why do boneless, skinless breasts get all the love? It’s time to turn to chicken thighs, which were practically made for those one-dish recipes we fall for again and again. They’re juicy, versatile and flavorful, plus they can handle a hot oven like nobody’s business. Don’t believe us? Make one of these 22 recipes for sheet-pan chicken thighs and thank us when you’re done.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

1. Honey Mustard Sheet-Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs have all the benefits of a whole roast chicken without any of the fuss.

2. One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Say goodbye to a pile of pots and pans in the sink, and hello to tender, garlicky carrots and chicken thighs.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

3. Sheet-Pan Indian-Spiced Chicken

While the chicken is roasting, the potatoes in this dish are hard at work soaking up all those glorious juices. (And you’re barely lifting a finger.)

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

4. Dorie Greenspan’s Sheet-Pan Balsamic Chicken with Baby Potatoes and Mushrooms

Greenspan calls for chicken legs (i.e., the thigh and drumstick attached), but you can swap in regular chicken thighs as you please. They’ll be just as bronzed and beautiful at the end of cooking.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

5. Dijon-Maple Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

When the most difficult thing you have to do is chop vegetables, you know it’s going to be a good dinner.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

6. Sticky Orange Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Fennel

This one is reminiscent of our favorite takeout treat, but so much healthier. (If you don’t love fennel, you can try bok choy or another green veggie instead.)

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

7. Best Easy Greek Sheet-Pan Chicken Souvlaki and Potatoes

If we didn’t know any better, we’d think we were eating oceanside in Greece. Must be the feta.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

8. The Best Sheet Pan Chicken Piccata

Whip this one out at your next dinner get-together and let everyone think it was hard work. (Best party trick ever? We think so.)

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

9. Easy Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan with Cauliflower

What serves a crowd, takes less than an hour to make and hits all the right notes of salty, savory and sweet? This guy.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

10. Crispy Smoked Paprika Chicken

The key to getting crispy skin is not overcrowding the pan. Want to take it a step further? Put a wire baking rack inside the sheet pan for even more crispiness.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

11. Thai Chicken Thighs

Sure, there are no dishes when you order Thai delivery. But there’s also no satisfaction of making a gourmet dinner yourself. It’s your call.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

12. Five Spice Chicken Sheet-Pan Dinner

Fun fact: Five spice is a combination of cinnamon, star anise, fennel, white pepper and cloves. It’s also an excellent companion to chicken, carrots and cabbage.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

13. Chicken and Potato Adobo with Garlic Rice

The classic tangy, sweet and salty Filipino dish got an upgrade. (And by that we mean minimal cleanup and 15 minutes of prep.)

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

14. Korean Chicken with Coconut Rice

While the sesame chicken roasts in the oven, you can make the rice and prep your toppings. When the timer goes off, you’ll be ready to dig in.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

15. Sheet-Pan Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes

This one had us at harissa…and again at feta. The whole sheet-pan thing is just the cherry on top.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

16. Sheet-Pan Roasted Garlic Butter Herb Chicken with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

When nothing but hearty and rustic will do, this is the ticket.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

17. Healthy Paleo Chicken Teriyaki

It takes less than 40 minutes from start to finish and that’s including a homemade teriyaki sauce.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

18. One-Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Proof that there’s nothing wrong with a classic, especially when it’s this foolproof.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

19. Sheet-Pan Olive Bar Chicken

Buy all the briny stuff at the grocery store and you’re halfway to dinner. This. Is. Genius.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

20. Oven Fried Southern Hot Honey Chicken

The only messy party is going to be your fingers.

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

21. Baked Crispy Chicken Thighs

If you think this dish sounds plain or boring, wait until your first bite. It’s called roast chicken magic (and the secret is egg whites).

22 Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs You Haven't Made for Dinner Yet

22. Sheet-Pan Peri Peri Chicken with Portuguese Red Pepper Sauce

The tiny potatoes will absorb all the schmaltz-y goodness of these spicy thighs. Are you hungry yet?