Crispy Cast Iron Chicken Thighs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Heat your cast iron skillet and get ready to have dinner on the table fast!
When I want perfectly cooked chicken, I take out my cast iron skillet and let it do all the work. These chicken thighs are seasoned, seared on top of the stove and finished in the oven. There is no easier way to cook chicken!
Why chicken thighs?
Chicken thighs are a staple in our house. My family prefers the dark meat over the white meat so I keep several packages in our freezer at all times. Whenever there is a sale at my grocery store, I am sure to stock up.
Since dark meat has more fat than white meat, the chicken is juicier and has lots of flavor.
While my favorite way is to cook chicken thighs in a cast iron pan, I also like roasting chicken in the oven. Lemon Rosemary Chicken is another favorite of mine that shows up on our dinner table often.
Why Cook in a Cast Iron Pan?
A cast iron pan is a great tool to produce really crispy skin. The chicken gets seared on the stove and the cast iron skillet is a great tool to sear the chicken so that it has a great crust.
The crust keeps moisture inside the chicken thighs creating the perfect juicy chicken.
What side dishes go well with Crispy Cast iron Chicken Thighs?
Whatever side dishes you decide on, this crispy chicken will be the star of the dinner table. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
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