Easy One Skillet Chicken Thighs – 30 Minutes

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Looking for a quick and delicious dinner option that won’t keep you tied to the kitchen for hours? Say hello to our latest recipe – Easy One Skillet Chicken Thighs! This 30-minute midweek special is the perfect solution for busy days when you crave a home-cooked meal without the fuss.

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Easy One Skillet Chicken Thighs – 30 Minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 450
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


In this video, we'll guide you through a step-by-step process of creating mouthwatering chicken thighs in just one skillet. The simplicity of this recipe doesn't compromise on flavor, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and seasoned home chefs alike.



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  1. Add the chicken, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Using your hands or a spoon mix until the chicken is completely coated. 

  2. Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the chicken in and fry until completely cooked and no longer pink. Set aside on a plate. 

  3. Add the butter to a pan. Using a spoon melt in down and scrape the bottom to deglaze the pan. Add in the onion and garlic. Stir and saute for a couple of minutes. 

  4. Add in the chicken stock, lemon juice, hot pepper flakes, and thyme. Stir once again. Stir in the heavy cream and stir once again. 

  5. Add the chicken back in, lower the heat, spoon some sauce over the top, and allow it to simmer for a few minutes. 

  6. Plate, garnish with parsley, and serve with rice. 

  7. Enjoy your easy one skillet chicken thighs. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 450kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.2g24%
Saturated Fat 4.8g24%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 133mg45%
Sodium 455mg19%
Potassium 510mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 22g44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


  1. Chicken Thigh Selection: Opt for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs for the best flavor and juiciness. The skin crisps up beautifully in the skillet, adding an extra layer of texture and taste.

  2. Seasoning Options: Experiment with different herb and spice combinations to suit your taste preferences. Consider using a mix of rosemary, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, or even a touch of cayenne for a hint of heat.

  3. Searing Tips: To achieve that perfect golden-brown crust on the chicken thighs, make sure the skillet is hot before adding the chicken. Allow each thigh to sear undisturbed for a few minutes on each side, ensuring a beautiful caramelization.

  4. Vegetable Additions: Enhance the dish by adding vegetables to the skillet. Sliced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, or asparagus make excellent choices. Toss them in during the last few minutes of cooking for a colorful and nutritious addition.

    1. Deglazing the Pan: After searing the chicken, deglaze the skillet with chicken broth, white wine, or even a splash of balsamic vinegar. This step not only adds flavor but also helps create a delicious pan sauce to drizzle over the chicken before serving.

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David Hood

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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