August 30, 2012

Simple Pan-Cooked Chicken Thighs!

Hey Everyone!

So today, I was looking for something easy and all-purpose to make for me and my honey's lunches. I turned to a tried and true recipe for simple pan cooked chicken thighs.

3 ingredients and an easy cooking method, what more could you ask for! You can use these lovely pieces of chicken for a lot of different delicious lunch ideas. Today I sliced them and put them in California chicken wraps for the hubby's lunch, and mixed them with homemade guacamole/salsa and put them in lettuce leaf tacos for my lunch =] you could also slice them up over a salad or even serve them with some steamed/sauteed vegetables for a healthy dinner!

Easy and delicious, for two or a crowd, I highly recommend you try this yummy all-purpose chicken!

This recipe is appropriate for: paleo, primal, gluten-free, and GAPS diets

Serves 2 healthy appetites!
  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (organic!)
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Pre-heat a heavy bottomed pan (cast iron or stainless steel) over medium-high heat.
  2. When pan is hot, lay the chicken thighs in the pan so they are evenly spaced and not touching.
  3. Do not move them for at least 5 minutes! This is important for browning the meat. In the meantime, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Take tongs or a spatula and try to pry up one of the thighs, if it releases easily, the meat is ready to flip; if not, give them another minute and then try again.
  5. After flipping the chicken, season the other side. Once again, do not move the chicken for at least 5 minutes, or until the meat lets go of the pan.
  6. When both sides are nice and brown, turn the heat to medium-low and cook each side for another 5 minutes or until the fat is well rendered and crispiness is achieved!
  7. I usually check if the meat is done by cutting into the thickest part and seeing if there is any pink color left, if not, the chicken is ready!
  8. Let the meat rest for about 5 minutes and then serve however you prefer, enjoy!
Until next time!...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lindsey,
    There is something very inviting about a simple pan cooked chicken. Your recipe looks great! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen