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Crispy Chicken Thighs

Crispy and juicy, this chicken is the perfect building block for a weeknight meal when paired with your favorite side dishes. First the chicken is pan-seared to crisp the skin, then it’s transferred to the oven to cook through.

August 14, 2023
91% would make again

37 minutes

Crispy Chicken Thighs

37 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 1 lb chicken thighs (455 g)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 328
  • Fat 15g
  • Carbs 0g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 44g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. On a cutting board, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron or stainless steel pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the chicken skin side-down and cook without disturbing until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Flip the chicken over and continue to cook until the other side is golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the lemon slices to the pan around the chicken. Transfer to the oven and bake until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C), 15–20 minutes depending on the size of the thighs.
  5. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving with your favorite side dishes.
  6. Enjoy!
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Crispy Chicken Thighs