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Stove top chicken thighs

These stove top chicken thighs are juicy, moist and delicious with a deep crust and amazing flavor. Make a big batch for meal prep!


  • lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs , (about 6 - 8 pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, recipe to follow Note 1
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Italian seasoning mix:

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Pat dry the chicken thighs with paper towel.
  • In a bowl combine salt, black pepper, garlic and onion powder, dried oregano, basil and parsley, red pepper flakes and grated parmesan. Mix well.
  • Season the chicken with the prepared spice rub, making sure all nook and crannies is completely coated with the seasoning.
  • Heat the oil and the butter in a large wide skillet over medium high heat.
  • Arrange the chicken thighs, in a single layer, smooth side down. Leave it undisturbed for 5 minutes. This will help get a lovely color and crusty sear.
  • Tun the pieces over and let it fry on the other side, again undisturbed for another 4 minutes.
  • Once the other side get crusty and golden, lower the heat to medium and keep cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the internal temperature reaches at least 165F.
  • The smaller and thinner pieces will be done sooner, so remove them and keep cooking the bigger pieces for another 2 minutes. Make sure to check the internal temperature on the thickest side.
  • Once fully cooked, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve hot with pasta, egg noodles or rice.


Note 1: Feel free to use store-bought Italian seasoning, or make your own with the recipe provided.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 274kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 171mg, Sodium: 486mg, Potassium: 443mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 231IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 2mg
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