It takes 15 to 30 minutes to boil chicken thighs. Test the chicken thighs after the first 15 minutes to see if they are cooked thoroughly, either by cutting into the meat or by using a meat thermometer. The precise time it takes to boil chicken thighs varies depending on their size and thickness.
After the chicken thighs have been boiled, the meat makes an excellent addition to chicken salads and soups as well as tacos and jambalaya. The chicken stock – that is, the water in which the chicken thighs are boiled – is a valuable and flavorful addition to soups, stews and sauces.