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flipping chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet with tongs
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Chicken Thighs

Easily make chicken thighs for dinner in your cast iron skillet with this step-by-step tutorial.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: chicken, chicken dinner, chicken recipe
Calories: 263kcal


  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Meat thermometer


  • 2-4 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper for seasoning


  • Pat down the chicken thighs using a paper towel. Do not rinse them.
  • Heat up a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Season the tops of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken thighs skin down into the hot oil using tongs.
  • Cover with a grease protector and leave the chicken thighs for 10 minutes. You may need to turn down the heat slightly if the oil starts to splatter, but do not touch the thighs.
  • After 10 minutes, season the other side of the thighs with salt and pepper and flip with tongs. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Check the temperature of the thighs. If they are still below 165 degrees, keep cooking.


The number of chicken thighs is dependent on how many you are cooking for. This tutorial will work for any amount of chicken thighs you need.