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Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs Recipe |

Which Spices Go Best With Chicken Thighs?

Sometimes, I’ll add a spice mix like curry powder or smoked paprika (my favorite spice) to the meat side of half the chicken, and the other half, I’ll leave plain except for salt and pepper.

That way, I can season the meat when I reheat it with whatever flavor profile I want (ex: garlic, Italian herbs, curry powder, etc.). I don’t put spices or herbs – other than salt and pepper – on the skin side because they’ll burn.

What to Serve With Chicken Thighs

Make it a full meal by serving with Hasselback Sweet Potatoes or Cauliflower Fried Rice.

They’d also be delicious with a simple green salad or a paleo-friendly cole slaw on the side. Since chicken thighs are so adaptable, the sky is really the limit here.

Okay, on to the full method for making this Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs Recipe!

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs Recipe is a game-changer. It’s one of the simplest ways to make crispy chicken in the oven every time!


  • 2 lb chicken thighs bone-in
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp spice mix of choice optional
  • 1 tbsp ghee


  1. Get ready. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Pat the chicken thighs dry on both sides with paper towel. Sprinkle the skin side with some of the salt and pepper. Flip and sprinkle the meat side with the rest of the salt, pepper, and whatever spice mix you choose. (You don’t have to season the meat if you prefer a more neutral taste.)
  2. Sear the chicken. Place a large cast iron skillet over high medium-high and add the ghee. You want the skillet to be really hot so make sure the fat is shimmering.Add the chicken thighs, skin side DOWN, and try to leave some room between them so they don’t touch. Cover with a splatter screen, and sear skin side down for 5-8 minutes, depending on the strength of your burners. Be patient. Don’t keep poking at the chicken. It’ll release easily from the pan once it’s ready to flip, but you want to make sure the skin is rendered and crispy. Remove the splatter screen. Flip the chicken so the meat side is down.
  3. Roast it. Use a pot holder or kitchen towel to move the skillet right into the oven. Roast the chicken in the oven for 20-30 minutes until they’re cooked through and no longer pink. It depends on the size of the chicken thighs, so keep an eye on it once 20 minutes has gone by. Serve hot out of the oven.

FRIDAY 3.20.20

A. 8 sets:
2 Hang Power Clean + 2 Push Jerks

B. “D.T.”
5 rounds for time:
12 Deadlift 155/105
9 Hang Power Clean
6 Shoulder to OH
*15 Min Cap. 11/10/17 Retest
*In honor of USAF SSgt Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on Feburary, 20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an IED. Timothy is survived by his wife Megan and one-year old son T.J.


Home Workout
A. For As Long As Possible
From 0:00-3:00
2 rounds of:
10 Pushups
10 Jumping Squats
Then, from 3:00-6:00
2 rounds of:
12 Pushups
12 Jumping Squats
Then, from 6:00-9:00
2 rounds of:
14 Pushups
14 Jumping Squats
*Add 2 reps to each movement every 3 minutes. Continue following the same pattern until you cannot complete the required reps within the 3 min time frame. Score is total reps completed. If you finish before the 3 min mark you just get extra rest, must wait until that 3 min mark to begin your next 2 rounds.
**RX+ can start at 14
**Scale pushups to knees

B. Cash Out (if you have equipment)
5 sets:
Build to a heavy single tempo deadlift
10 seconds up, 10 second hold at top, 10 second lower
**If no barbell for deadlift can use DB’s, do 2-3 reps still keeping the tempo with dumbbells