gltsoi (gltsoi) wrote,

Perfect Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs

There’s a blizzard outside, but it’s warm and cozy inside with the smell with roasted chicken in the air. This Bon Appetit recipe is so simple and turned out perfectly. The meat was moist and tender, but the skin was so crispy, it was almost like fried chicken, without the deep fat frying. This recipe is a keeper!


6 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 1/4 pounds)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 475°. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 12" cast-iron or heavy nonstick skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Nestle chicken in skillet, skin side down, and cook 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-high; continue cooking skin side down, occasionally rearranging chicken thighs and rotating pan to evenly distribute heat, until fat renders and skin is golden brown, about 12 minutes.

Transfer skillet to oven and cook 13 more minutes. Flip chicken; continue cooking until skin crisps and meat is cooked through, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate; let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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