Authentic Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh Recipe

Chef Jasbir made me try Gordon Ramsay’s chicken thigh recipe for the first time. Since then, I have been hooked and have not found any other chicken thigh recipe that can compare to the delicious flavors of this dish. I’m sure you will fall in love with it too!

Chicken Thigh Recipe from Gordon Ramsay

If you cook chicken often, I’m sure you would relate to the misery of biting into dry chicken. I have struggled with this issue many times. However, I was surprised that this recipe solved that problem. 

The reason is that this recipe calls for the use of bone-in chicken. Bone-in chicken offers a meatier flavor than boneless chicken, which turns out to be juicier as it locks in moisture. 

Other than tackling this crucial detail, I find the taste of this dish to be delicious. The chicken is cooked with Shaoxing Wine and rice vinegar, which add a tangy flavor to the dish and enhance the overall taste profile. 

So, if you’ve been looking for a delicious chicken thigh recipe, you’re in for a treat! I guarantee you won’t find a better-tasting recipe than this.

Equipment Required

  • Bowl – You will need a bowl to season the chicken.
  • Knife – A knife will help you dice the onions and chop garlic.
  • Zester – To zest an orange, a zester will help you do the job efficiently.
  • Oven – To roast the chicken, you will need an oven.
  • Stove Top – Cooking the chicken will require a stovetop or induction.
  • Large Pan – You will sear the chicken in a pan. I recommend using a non-stick pan for this purpose.
Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh Ingredients

Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation TimeResting TimeCooking Time Total Time
5 Minutes2 Hours 35 Minutes2 Hour 40 Minutes

How To Make Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh Recipe

Step 1 of Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh
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Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh at Home

FAQs About Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh

  • You can add vegetables to Gordon Ramsay’s chicken thighs recipe to make the dish more flavorful. Some vegetables we experimented with include potatoes, carrots, and zucchini. However, while adding veggies, ensure they are cut into even-sized pieces to cook evenly.
  • If you are worried about the pink at the center of your chicken thigh, I suggest you make a few cuts with a knife. It will allow the heat to go deeper inside the meat and cook it closer to the bone. Additionally, this trick will allow the meat to soak in the gravy flavors, resulting in a more flavorful dish. 

Nutritional Information Per Serving

The best part i find about Gordon Ramsay chicken thigh recipe is that it makes for a nutritious. It is not high in calories and is also a good source of protein. Take a look at the nutritional information of Gordon Ramsay’s chicken thigh per serving.

Calories413.1 kcal
Fat27.4 g
Cholesterol94.2 mg
Sodium 598.7 mg
Carbohydrates20.1 g
Fiber1 g
Sugar10 g
Protein22.8 g

This dish is naturally keto-friendly, low-carb, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and whole food diet friendly.

Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh Preparation

Recipe Variations For Different Diets

You can also make it gluten-free and vegan-friendly by swapping some ingredients for the ones mentioned below.  

  • Gluten-Free – You can easily make this recipe gluten-free by replacing all-purpose flour with cornstarch.
  • Vegan-Friendly – You can also make this recipe vegan-friendly by replacing chicken with mock meat.

Storing And Reheating This Recipe


  • In The Fridge: Once it reaches room temperature, refrigerate leftover chicken thigh in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • In The Freezer: You can also store leftover chicken thighs in an airtight container for up to 2 months.


  • In The Oven: You can reheat chicken thigh in a baking dish for 15-20 minutes at 375°F.
  • In The Microwave: If you don’t have an oven, you can also reheat leftover chicken thigh by covering it with a lid and heating it for 2 minutes. Stir at regular intervals.
  • On A Stove Top: Heating chicken thighs on a stovetop is easy. Place the chicken in a pan and heat it on a medium-high flame, stirring occasionally.

What To Serve With This Recipe

  • Potato Salad – Chicken and potatoes combine beautifully to pair chicken thighs with potato salad. 
  • Steamed Rice – Pairing chicken thighs with steamed rice is a great idea, as the rice acts as a neutral base, allowing the flavors of the chicken to shine through. 
  • Garlic Fried Noodles – Garlic fried noodles also make for a neutral base for chicken thighs. I personally find this pairing the best.
  • Jalapeno Cheesy Italian Bread – Gordon Ramsay’s chicken thighs also go well with cheesy and crunchy bread. Try them with jalapeno cheesy Italian bread or simple garlic bread. 
  • Gordon Ramsay Mashed Potatoes – Mashed potatoes and chicken thighs are a match made in heaven. It would help if you tried this dish with Chef Ramsay’s mashed potatoes. The creaminess of the potatoes tastes fantastic, as do the savory and tangy flavors of the chicken thigh gravy. 

Printable Version

Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh Recipe

Author : Avni Kapoor
Serving : 4
Calories : 413.1 kcal
Total time : 2 hours 40 minutes
Gordon Ramsay chicken thigh is ingeniously fantastic. The tender chicken is flavored with Szechuan peppercorn, Shaoxing wine, orange zest and other condiments.
5 from 11 votes


  • 6 portions Chicken Thighs
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing Wine
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Saseame Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Zest
  • 1 sprig Spring Onions
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (grated or chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Peppers (hollowed)
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan Peppercorn
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Pepper


  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Zester
  • Oven
  • Stove Top
  • Large Pan


  • Take a bowl and add six pieces of chicken thighs to it. Now pour one tablespoon each of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and Shaoxing wine over the thighs. Mix everything well until combined.
    Step 1 of Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh
  • Now, freshly grate orange zest over the thigh mixture. Let the chicken thighs marinate for at least two hours.
    Step 2 of Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh
  • Meanwhile, heat a wok and add a tablespoon of sesame oil. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic and one sprig of chopped spring onion. Mix in one tablespoon each of red peppers and Sichuan peppercorns. Stir everything and cook until aromatic and translucent.
    Step 3 of Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh
  • Now, it's time to add marinated chicken thighs to the wok. Coat each piece of thighs well and add in the remaining marination. Let the thighs cook for about half an hour in the sauce.
    Step 4 of Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh
  • Season it with salt and black pepper as per your taste, and mix it well until fully incorporated. Garnish your chicken thighs with spring onions and serve.
    Gordon Ramsay Chicken Thigh at Home


Prep Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 35 minutes
Total Time : 2 hours 40 minutes
Cuisine : American
Course : Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Chef’s Delight


Serving : 1Portion | Calories : 413.1kcal | Carbohydrates : 20.1g | Protein : 22.8g | Fat : 27.4g | Cholesterol : 94.2mg | Sodium : 598.7mg | Fiber : 1g | Sugar : 10g

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I hope you enjoyed reading Gordon Ramsay’s chicken thigh recipe as much as I did sharing it with you. It tastes delicious and is also easy to prepare. Moreover, the ingredients used to prepare this recipe are easy to find.

So, I suggest that you try this recipe soon. I’m sure you will enjoy the whole process of preparing it. After trying it out, do return to share your valuable feedback with us until I return with many more delectable recipes.

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