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Easy Peasy Chicken Thighs

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Last Updated on July 8, 2020

When 5 o’clock rolls around and I realize I have planned absolutely nothing for dinner, this is what I make. It is stupidly easy to throw together and cooks in no time. Dinner at 5:30? You betcha. That was very Minnesota of me, dontcha think? K, I’ll stop now. Go make dinner.

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Easy Peasy Chicken Thighs

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp Bacon Fat, or other preferred fat
  • 4-6 Chicken Thighs, I prefer boneless/skinless because it's easier
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Ground Cinnamon, to taste


  1. In a skillet (preferably cast iron), melt your fat over medium-high heat.
  2. While the skillet is heating up, coat both sides of your chicken with the salt, pepper, and cinnamon.
  3. When the skillet is hot, place the chicken in the skillet and don't move it, you want to form a nice crust. If you have one, place a splatter guard over the skillet to keep the grease from making a mess.
  4. When the chicken is cooked about halfway through (time will vary depending on the size of your chicken thighs), turn them over and again, don't move them so it forms a crunchy crust.
  5. The chicken is done when it has an internal temp of 160F. Remove from heat and do not cut into the chicken until it has rested at least 5 minutes. This will make sure it stays nice and juicy.
  6. Serve with roasted veggies (recipe on this site).
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1 chicken thigh
Amount Per Serving Calories 383Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 205mgSodium 396mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 37g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

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Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Can I grill chicken thighs and veggies?

Maria Gutierrez

Tuesday 10th of February 2015

I dont have any stored fat. Will coconut oil or olive oil suffice?

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