Pan fried chicken thighs recipe! Learn how to cook chicken thighs on the stove top with this simple, quick and easy recipe that gives moist and flavorful chicken that can be served with side dishes like pasta, vegetables or grains.This post also include directions for pan fried boneless chicken thighs.
6piecesChicken thighsbone in or skinless, boneless
½teaspoonPepper- black pepper or cayenneor to taste
Clean and pat the thighs dry with a paper towel.Add the chicken thighs into a bowl then add in paprika, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix till well combined and the thighs are evenly coated in the spice rub.
Place a large cast iron skillet or frying pan on the stove over a medium heat.Add oil into the pan then place the chicken thighs in the frying pan with the skin side down.
Pan fry for 8 minutes then turn to fry the other side for another 8 minutes.
Add in water, cover the pot and cook on low heat for 12 -15 minutes or till cooked and when checked pierced with a fork, the juice runs clear, and there's no blood or pinkiness in the middle.You can also check with a meat instant thermometer that the temperature is at least 75C/ 165F.
When you're sure it's well cooked, take off heat and serve.
Pan Fried Boneless Chicken Thighs
Pat chicken dry and season with parsley, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix till well combined.
Place a skillet on the stove on medium heat, then add in the oil.
Lay the chicken thighs in the skillet and pan fry for 6 minutes without moving them.Flip them over and cook the other side for another 6 minutes or till cooked and no pinkiness in the middle.
Take off stove, leave to rest for 3-5 minutes then serve.
Pat the chicken dry before applying the seasoning.
You do not have to marinate the chicken however it's best to do so for 60 minutes or longer for the flavors to infuse into the chicken.
You can season with another type of seasonings like cajun seasoning, chicken seasoning, jerk seasoning, and others.
More tips and important information in the post body.