Easy Peasy Chicken Thighs

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

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 3 -5
Author Kendra


  • 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


  • In a skillet (preferably cast iron), melt your fat over medium-high heat.
  • While the skillet is heating up, coat both sides of your chicken with the salt, pepper, and cinnamon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve with roasted veggies (recipe on this site).


Last Updated 03/04/2019

2 Responses to “Easy Peasy Chicken Thighs”

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

  2. Can I grill chicken thighs and veggies?


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