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How To Cook Chicken Thighs In A Skillet

How To Cook Chicken Thighs In A Skillet

by Helen
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How to cook chicken thighs in a skillet? 

This chicken thighs recipe is so easy to make and not very time-consuming. It is healthy and hearty, served with mashed potatoes and a salad. If you have chicken left over, you can make chicken enchiladas or use it on a chicken salad.  

Chicken Thighs

How Long To Cook Chicken Thighs?

Baked bone-in chicken thighs baked at a high temperature require about 35 minutes of baking time. Whether you bake or sautee your chicken thighs in a skillet, cook them until the juices run clear and there is no pink at the bone.  Remember that boneless skinless chicken thighs take approximately 10 minutes less than bone-in.  Since chicken thighs come in a variety of sizes, I recommend the use of a cooking thermometer.  Chicken thighs are more forgiving than chicken breasts.

Cook Times

350°F – 50-55 minutes
>375°F – 45-50 minutes
400°F – 40-45 minutes
425°F – 35-40 minutes


1 Package of Purdue Farms Skinless or Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (Buy Here)
1 TBSP Garlic Powder (Buy Here)
1 TBSP Italian Seasoning (Buy Here)
3 TBSP Avocado Oil or Oil of your choice (Buy Here)
1 TBSP Salt
2 TBSP flour or cornstarch (Buy Here)
1 Cup of water or chicken broth (Buy Here)


  • Mix the Avocado Oil in a bowl, Italian Seasoning, Salt, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  • Add the chicken thighs to the oil mixture and rub the mixture into the thighs.
  • Get your skillet or Teflon-free nonstick frying pan really hot.  (test it by dropping a drop of water; if it doesn't dissolve, it is hot enough.)
  • Place your thighs in the skillet; don't try to turn them right away.  Wait until the bottom half of the thighs are opaque (they look white).  If you turn them too soon, they will stick – reduce heat to medium.
  • Turn the chicken and cook the other side.  Once the thighs feel firm, they are done.  You can use a meat thermometer if you want to make sure they are done.  The thermometer should read 165 Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the chicken and set it aside and cover

In closing, another healthy option is to raise backyard chickens for eggs.  Free-range chicken eggs are more nutritious than store-bought eggs.   You can grill or cook in the oven chicken thighs for a different flavor and texture.  Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.  Enjoy your delicious and easy-to-make chicken thighs!  If you enoyed this recipe give out bbq chicken breasts recipe a shot.

TIP: The trick to prevent your food from sticking to a stainless steel pan is to get it really hot.  Once it is really hot, then add your meat.


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