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Juicy Stove Top Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Perfectly golden, tender, and juicy skinless, boneless chicken thighs prepared on the stove top. These delicious pan seared chicken thighs make for a wonderful meal that’s surprisingly easy, and the pan sauce is amazing!

THE BEST STOVE TOP CHICKEN THIGHS

Quick enough for a Thursday night dinner, or even a dinner party, this Stove Top Chicken Thighs recipe is all about the technique. Cooked in olive oil and finished off with butter, garlic and chicken broth results in crispy, yet tender and finger-licking good chicken thighs.

Did I mention that this recipe is budget friendly, keto friendly, and paleo friendly, too? ‘Cause IT IS! I cook with our waistlines in mind.

Pan seared chicken, whether it’s chicken breasts or chicken thighs, most often come out dry and tasteless. However, this stove top chicken thighs recipe is about to change all of that. If you’re looking for an oven recipe, hop on over here and see these deliciously marinated Oven Baked Chicken Thighs.

HOW TO MAKE JUICY CHICKEN THIGHS ON THE STOVE TOP

  • Similar to my Garlic Sauce Chicken Thighs, sans bones and skin, this recipe starts with a wide, deep 12-inch skillet and well heated olive oil.
  • In the meantime, we will season our chicken thighs with a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Add chicken thighs, smooth side down, to the skillet and sear for about 5 minutes, or until you can easily flip it over.
  • Flip and cook for 6 more minutes; add butter and garlic to the pan and cook for a minute before adding chicken broth to scrape up all the delicious bits on the bottom of the pan. This will also create the sauce to go with the chicken thighs.

COOK’S NOTES FOR STOVE TOP CHICKEN THIGHS

  • Use a large skillet that comfortably fits 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Cook the chicken thighs over medium-high heat.
  • DO NOT move the chicken thighs around; let cook for 5 minutes or until you can easily flip them over.
  • After adding in the butter and garlic, a splash of chicken broth will help with scraping up all the bits on the bottom of the pan. If you want, you can also use your favorite white wine or apple juice.
  • If chicken breasts are all you’ve got, get my recipe for Juicy Stove Top Chicken Breasts.

HOW TO STORE COOKED CHICKEN THIGHS

  • Refrigerate chicken thighs within two hours of cooking. Make sure that they are completely cooled.
  • Store chicken in airtight containers, and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE COOKED CHICKEN THIGHS

  • Transfer completely cooled chicken thighs to an airtight container OR freezer bags.
  • Label the bag or container with name and date, and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

WHAT SIDE DISHES GO WITH CHICKEN THIGHS

  • Garlic Butter Cauliflower Rice (pictured)
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
  • Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
  • Creamy Basil Avocado Pasta
  • Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta

MORE CHICKEN THIGHS RECIPES

  • Honey Sriracha Chicken Recipe with Cauliflower Rice
  • Grilled Chicken Thighs with Brown Sugar Glaze
  • Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice
  • Saucy Skillet Chicken with Lemons and Olives

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Juicy Stove Top Chicken Thighs

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WW Freestyle: 6

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Perfectly golden, tender, and juicy skinless, boneless chicken thighs prepared on the stove top.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 283
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds (about 6 chicken thighs) boneless skinless chicken thighs (you can also use chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth (you can also use wine or juice)
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions 

  • Season chicken thighs with onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add seasoned chicken thighs to the skillet, smooth side down; cook for 5 minutes or until you can easily flip over the chicken. Flip and continue to cook for 6 to 7 more minutes, or until no longer pink.
  • Add butter and minced garlic; cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth and stir around to scrape up all the crispy bits on the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve.

Notes

COOK’S NOTES FOR STOVE TOP CHICKEN THIGHS

  • Use a large skillet that comfortably fits 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Cook the chicken thighs over medium-high heat.
  • DO NOT move the chicken thighs around; let cook for 5 minutes or until you can easily flip them over.
  • After adding in the butter and garlic, a splash of chicken broth will help with scraping up all the bits on the bottom of the pan. If you want, you can also use your favorite white wine or apple juice.
  • Additionally, you can use chicken breasts in place of the chicken thighs.

 

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 6

Nutrition Facts
Juicy Stove Top Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 283
Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 169mg56%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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