Vestal Family recipes

Easy Skillet Chicken Thighs

6 servings


25 minutes

total time


6 boneless chicken thighs, (about 1 1/2 pounds*)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Kosher salt and black pepper, (to taste)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 small shallot, (minced)

3 cloves garlic, (minced)

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 sprigs fresh thyme

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/3 cup heavy cream

Freshly chopped parsley, (for garnish)


Use a paper towel to pat the chicken thighs dry.

In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the chicken thighs, on both sides.

Heat a large cast iron to medium heat and add the olive oil.

Place chicken thighs skin side down in the hot skillet and cook, until skin is crispy about 5 minutes, flip chicken thighs and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes or until internal temp is 165 degrees. Transfer chicken to a plate.

Add the butter, shallot, and garlic to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth, lemon juice, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until sauce thickens up a bit.

Place the chicken back in the pan with the sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve the chicken warm with the sauce.


Serving Size



360 kcal

Total Fat

30 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Unsaturated Fat

18 g

Trans Fat



131 mg


380 mg

Total Carbohydrate

3 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

1 g


19 g

6 servings


25 minutes

total time
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