Chicken thighs are the top part of the chicken leg where it connects to the body (as opposed to the drumstick, which is the bottom half). Because they are dark meat, chicken thighs cook up moist and tender.
Chicken thighs are a healthy option that provides lots of protein for the body. However, it does have a higher percentage of fat than chicken breasts do. If you eat chicken thighs with the skin, you’re eating more fat than if you ate a chicken breast.