Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs

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Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are incredibly versatile but this recipe for┬áLemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs may be my favorite way to eat them. Boneless and skinless chicken thighs are a star in my kitchen. They cook quickly and are always plump, flavorful and juicy. This recipe is a snap to get on the table in just a few short minutes. Here’s how I do it

Fire up the cast iron skillet

Nothing sears a piece of meat like cast iron. A nice hot cast iron skillet is the key to this golden brown color.

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While the chicken is browning, throw in the aromatics. Garlic, rosemary and lemon give this dish a bright, robust flavor.

Make a quick veggie side

In a separate skillet I caramelized an onion for about 5 minutes. I tossed in a bunch vegetables that I happened to have in the fridge. Green beans and broccoli floret00s were what I had on hand however cauliflower, spinach or kale would have been great as well. Pour in a splash ( about a 1/4 cup) of water, vegetable stock or chicken stock to steam and tenderize the veggies.

Honestly, if you have a large enough skillet you can toss the vegetables into the same pan as the chicken and make this a one pot meal.

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Lemon Rosemary Chicken
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons of canola or grapeseed oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary, each about 2-3 inches long
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper and garlic
  2. Heat a 12 inch skillet with the oil
  3. When the oil is hot sear the chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side deepending on how thick the thighs are
  4. While the chicken is cooking squeeze the juice of one lemon over the chicken
  5. Smash the garlic cloves and chop them
  6. Add the rosemary stems and smashed garlic to the pan
  7. Cook the chicken until it is browned and cooked through
  8. Taste for seasoning and add more lemon and salt if necessary
  9. Garnish with lemon slices

Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs

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2 Comments

2 Comments on Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs – Bookmark this amazing recipe!

  1. HeyMichsi
    April 5, 2017 at 7:26 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I’m gonna try this with mushrooms. Looks really yummy.

    Reply
    • Demetra Overton
      April 5, 2017 at 10:40 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Mushrooms would be absolutely delicious in this. I’m going to try that next time too. Thanks so much for reading! I appreciate you

      Reply

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