Crispy Skillet Chicken

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Crispy Skillet Chicken! Juicy chicken thighs with a wonderful crispy skin! #recipe #chicken

Crispy Skillet Chicken

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Chicken is probably one of my favorite dishes of all time.  The possibilities are endless!

This chicken is surprisingly easy yet looks very impressive!  Bone-in chicken thighs crisp up beautifully while the meat stays tender and juicy!  This recipe is a perfect example of simple ingredients creating an amazing dish.  Be sure to spoon some of the flavorful juices over top of the chicken before serving.

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Servings: 6 servings
Crispy Skillet Chicken Thighs
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy chicken thighs, skillet

Tender juicy bone in chicken thighs with deliciously crispy skin.

  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • sea salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 lemon , thickly sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Heat oil over high heat in a large 12" cast iron skillet.
  3. Generously season chicken with salt & pepper. Place skin side down in the skillet. Cook 2 minutes and reduce heat to medium-high.
  4. Chop rosemary needles and sprinkle over chicken. Add lemon slices between thighs. Continue cooking on medium-high for 10 minutes.
  5. Place skillet into the preheated oven and cook an additional 12 minutes. Flip chicken over, skin side up and return to the oven for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven, spoon juices over top and rest 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1thigh) — Calories: 341, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 141mg, Sodium: 111mg, Potassium: 321mg, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 23g, Vitamin A: 2.3%, Vitamin C: 11.6%, Calcium: 1.6%, Iron: 6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

9 comments on “Crispy Skillet Chicken”

  1. OMG This is an AMAZING recipe!! I’ve made it probably a dozen times, thought I had reviewed it already. Easy but so tasty!! Made as directed, except using 5 large thighs, and a little longer cooking time, more rosemary and lemon. Absolutely delicious!!! Thanks for posting such a flavorful winner winner chicken dinner!!!

  2. Would this work with chicken breasts too? We are not a fan of thighs, but it looks great!

    • I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure. If you do try chicken breasts, I’d recommend bone-in. The cooking time may need to be slightly adjusted.

  3. Hi, This sounds great, except I am not a fan of rosemary. Can I substitute another herb, for example, basil, or cilantro? Thanks!

    • You could definitely skip the rosemary. The temperature is quite high and cilantro and basil are quite delicate are would most likely burn. I would add fresh herbs of your choice just before serving. :)

  4. Is this skin on?? Sorry if this is a dumb question…

  5. You have a tab to click on to print the recipe “Crispy Skillet Chicken”, but, it doesn’t print ingredients or instructions! Why is that?

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