Chicken Thigh Recipes for Quick Weeknight Dinners

Few proteins are quite as versatile as chicken. While chicken breasts are probably your family’s go-to protein during the week, we’re making the case for preparing chicken thighs on busy evenings, too. Because of their higher fat content, thighs are loaded with flavor and tend to be more forgiving than breasts—they’re harder to overcook or dry out. What’s more, they’re quick-cooking and more affordable than white meat, which makes them an all-around winner for busy families looking to eat well and stick to a budget. And once you’ve seen all of the mouthwateringly delicious chicken thigh recipes our food editors have created, adding this protein to your weeknight dinner repertoire is a no-brainer. 

If you’re looking for an easy meal to add to your weeknight dinner menu, then give the Chicken with Herbed Pea Purée and Spinach, pictured here, a try. It takes just 35 minutes (including prep time!) to

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The Best Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Pasta: It’s possibly the world’s most perfect comfort food. What could be more soothing and satisfying than a gooey bowl of mac and cheese or a plate of creamy spaghetti carbonara laced with chewy, smoky bits of pancetta?

It’s also possibly one of the world’s greatest convenience foods. Pasta is quick to cook and can serve as the base of a million and one quick and easy dinners. Just add a bit of protein (leftover chicken, diced ham, a can of chickpeas, or olive oil-packed tuna), some vegetables (frozen ones work great here), and a little bit of sauce (red sauce, pesto, cream, or the quick fresh tomato sauce with basil, garlic, and a few glugs of good olive oil that’s shown here) and dinner is done.

Of course, one of our other favorite things about pasta is that it’s such an excellent vehicle for cheese—fluffy piles of finely grated

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Sheet-Pan Dinners for Weeknight Meals

If you love a one-pan dinner as much as we do, chances are you’ve already made a sheet-pan supper, a meal made on one sheet pan, a recipe where the oven does the work and where clean up is a breeze. There’s no need to stir or tend dinner, but we do suggest setting a timer to make sure nothing gets overcooked. And be sure to use a rimmed baking sheet or you might lose some of the meal!

When it comes to weeknight dinners, pretty much everyone is looking for something quick, delicious, and easy. Of course, we think “easy” is even better when it means simple to make and simple to clean up—that’s exactly the case with the meals we’re sharing ahead. Our sheet pan suppers call for prepping ingredients and preheating the oven, then combining everything on the sheet pan with seasonings and olive oil—it’s an essential

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Quick Comfort Food Recipes That Make Delicious Dinners

Dig into your favorite foods—fast!—thanks to our quick comfort food recipes. These recipes result in rich, hearty flavors but require you to spend surprisingly little time waiting for them to cook on the stovetop or in the oven. How is that possible, you ask? We used some of our favorite culinary tricks to streamline classic recipes and speed things up in the kitchen without sacrificing any flavor. In the process we created some new classic dishes, like the Pork-Meatball Skillet Bake, shown here. Weekday or weekend, these quick meals are sure to satisfy even the heartiest cravings.

Individual portions of mouthwatering chicken pot pie and enchiladas speed up the baking time and let everyone have their own fair share. Chicken cutlets and the broiler turn Chicken Parmesan into an easy weeknight dinner. Plus, we included a freeze-ahead component for chicken Parm on the fly. Cutlets in general lend themselves

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