- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 6 to 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, lemon zest (reserve the juice), and rosemary in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture evenly over both sides of the chicken thighs.
Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Place the chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-high and continue cooking with the skin side down until the fat renders and it is golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for another 6 minutes. Flip the chicken so the skin side is facing up and cooking until the skin is crisp and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers at least 165°F, about another 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken before serving.
Delish, wasn’t sure about lemon at the end but it truly made the dish.
Excellent! Crispy outside, moist inside, very flavorful. Worth smoking-up the kitchen a bit — after all, that’s what hood/vent fans are for!
So happy you loved them!
This is one of our favorite chicken recipes. Even make it with chicken thighs without bones and it’s amazing! Always get compliments on it. Thank you!
Love, love, love!!! Made it numerous times and
it is always a hit!!
Very tasty! Loved the combination of all the flavors of the seasonings!
Absolutely delicious! My wife and I either take turns or tag team in the kitchen. It was my turn, and what drew me to this recipe was not only it sounding tasty but the simplicity of making it.
My only stray from the recipe was giving the chicken a really light spray of cooking spray to help the seasonings stick to it. The rest was by the numbers to its final resting place in our full tummies…
A definite keeper! Two thumbs up from the Mrs. also.
Thanks! Happy Feasting!
we made these last night, they tasted just perfect. Thanks for sharing.
This chicken is look very yummy!! And I did try this today ..but i use skinless chicken thigh and I add paprika just because I want little Redish ,oh gracious a came out so beautiful and delicious I can’t stop eating..so from now on this is my favorite recipe ..thank you for sharing..
First let me say, this was delicious!! My husband is not a poultry eater but I have been trying to make him a convert for the last year. He will only eat chicken thighs so I relented, but it is difficult to find good recipes for thighs. He LOVED this! And I love cooking in my cast iron pan so this recipe was perfect! Thanks!!
Happy to hear that Ann!
Has anyone ever tried this with boneless, skinless thighs?
I am not sure how anyone who made this wasn’t eating absolutely raw chicken. My husband and I are sitting here waiting and waiting for it to be finished. It just isn’t happening. It looks great and I am sure will turn out fantastic, but the cooking time is waaaaaay off.
did you use frozen chicken thighs and not thaw them? did you only put the pan in the oven and not on the stovetop?
Made this last night for my husband and I, it was delicious and super easy! Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly, juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside…with amazing flavor! Thanks for this!
dis recipe looks nice
I made this recipe yesterday….my whole family LOVED the crispy chicken…especially my husband. I will definitely make this again soon! 🙂 Thank you!!!
It burned in half of the cooking time (pan). A little disappointed, but I am still putting in the oven to finish cooking. I wanted crispy, but not THAT crispy…
WOW, love it.
Am nuts about chicken. Quick and easy dishes of this sort.
WOW what an easy and delicious recipe. I love chicken thighs… it is just so tasty 😉
Excited to hear about the new project! Loving these chicken thighs — they look perfect!
This is seriously delicious!
Love chicken thighs. I don’t think most people realize how tasty they are and easy to cook!
I have some bone in chicken thighs and was looking for a recipe! These sound delicious. Will definitely try this recipe.
These look awesome ;-D
Drooling over these photos! Totally digging these classic flavours, and this girl can never say no to some crispy chicken! Pinned!