I think I enjoy the cooking more than eating, there is nothing better than to watch the smile grow after someone’s first bite. Note from Steve: I am a flow of thought writer and apologize up front if I lose you. My family is used to it.
I got this from one of my goggle news feeds but had to search the internet to find the recipe from eatwell, I did not have green beans so I used Italian Green beans. I also added a little cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce I prefer a thicker sauce
Ingredients list for the Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Green Beans Skillet
1. To make the lemon garlic butter chicken thighs recipe with green beans: In a small bowl, combine onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Season chicken thighs generously with the spice mixture. Set aside while you prepare green beans.
2. Arrange green beans in a microwave-safe dish with 1/2 cup (125ml) water. Cook in the microwave for 8-10 minutes, until almost done but still crisp.
3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Lay the seasoned chicken thighs in one layer in the skillet. Cook for 5-6 minutes then flip and cook another 5-6 minutes, until cooked through and a cooking thermometer displays 165°F (75°C). If chicken browns too quickly, lower the heat. Adjust timing depending on the thickness. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
4. In the same skillet, lower the heat and melt the remaining tablespoon of butter. Add chopped parsley, garlic, hot sauce, red crushed chili pepper flakes, and pre-cooked green beans and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring regularly, until cooked to your liking. Add lemon juice and chicken stock and reduce the sauce for a couple of minutes, until slightly thickened.
5. Push green beans to the side and add cooked chicken thighs back to the pan and reheat quickly. Adjust seasoning with pepper and serve the lemon garlic butter chicken thighs immediately, garnished with more crushed chili pepper, fresh parsley, and a slice of lemon if you like. Enjoy!
Tips for the chicken thighs recipe
Remove chicken thighs from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before cooking to bring them close to room temperature.
We use boneless and skinless chicken thighs because they render less fat and cook quicker than bone-in. Plus, it is easier to rub the spice mixture deep into the chicken meat.
Season chicken thighs just before cooking to prevent drawing out moisture and drying out the meat. If you want to let it sit longer, omit the salt from the spice mixture, and add it 10 minutes before cooking.
You can add crispy bacon to the green beans for a nice flavor.
I had some bone in chicken thighs in the freezer and was looking for ideas on line and found fitfoodiesfind which looked simple and delicious. I was being lazy so simple fit the bill.
I like dark meat rather than white meat to me it remains moist and I reserve cooking them when Lyn is fasting, I call them my bachelor nights. The one key difference between the two is the fat content. Chicken thighs are fattier than the breasts and are also moister in comparison. However, both thighs and breasts have the same relative content of iron, sodium, and good cholesterol, they differ in the amounts of calories, fat and saturated fats.
Anway…. This baked chicken thigh recipe has the crispiest skin and the juiciest inside. You can’t go wrong with this recipe any day of the week.
1.5lb. – 2 lbs. bone-in and skin-on chicken thighs (~4 large chicken thighs)
1.5 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a metal cooling rack on top of the aluminum foil.
Add the granulated garlic, salt, and pepper into a small bowl. Set aside.
Next, prep chicken thighs by using kitchen shears to trim any excess skin. Next, draw out moisture from the chicken thighs by patting them with a paper towel.
Sprinkle the spices on the chicken thighs and use your hands to massage the spices into the chicken. Be sure the chicken thighs are covered with spices. Let the chicken sit for 10-15 minutes in the dry rub.
Place the chicken thighs on top of the metal rack.
In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil and honey together and drizzle the mixture over the chicken thighs.
Place the chicken in the oven and bake the chicken thighs for 30-35 minutes or until they reach 160ºF.
Remove the chicken from the oven and let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes.
Ok I did not cook this melt in your mouth delicious entre, Lyn did and for the, as she put it, and it only took 15 minutes to cook. Man this was good especially where I am the thigh lover not as crazy about the breast meat, too dry for me although we do eat a fair amount. Also none of my pictures I borrowed Jennifer Robins.
1-2 pounds chicken breasts or thighs
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon avocado oil, lard, or ghee
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup organic chicken broth or homemade
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon paprika (omit for AIP)
1/4 cup white cooking wine (omit for AIP)
1 large lemon juiced (or more to taste)
3-4 teaspoons (or more) arrowroot flour
Turn your Instant Pot onto the saute feature and place in the diced onion and cooking fat
Cook the onions for 5-10 minutes or until softened. You can also choose to cook until they start to brown
Add in the remaining ingredients except for the arrowroot flour and secure the lid on your Instant Pot
Select the “Poultry” setting and make sure your steam valve is closed
Allow cook time to complete, release steam valve to vent and then carefully remove lid
At this point you may thicken your sauce by making a slurry. To do this remove about 1/4 cup sauce from the pot, add in the arrowroot flour, and then reintroduce the slurry into the remaining liquid
Stir and serve right away. This also reheats well as leftovers