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Juicy, tender and flavorful! These chicken thighs are not only budget-friendly, quick and simple to make but they are perfect for a healthy satisfying lunch or dinner. I love recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or under and this is one of those.

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Course: Dinner,
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe, chicken thighs, easy lunch/dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 224kcal


These are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon salt ( I use kosher salt)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I use canola oil)

To make the Salad:

  • 1 cup red cabbage
  • 1 cup white cabbage
  • 1/2 grape tomatoes

And for the Salad dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ginger (puree)
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar


How to make Juicy, tender and flavorful chicken thighs

  • Season the chicken thighs with garlic, salt, chili powder, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Then heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and place the chicken.
  • Sear the chicken thighs for about 5 minutes or until they are easy to flip over. Sear the other side for an extra 5 minutes and add some water.
  • Continue cooking until the water evaporates and the meat starts to brown (about 2 to 4 minutes). Flip the meat allowing the other side to brown as well for about 2 minutes. remove from the heat and now its time to let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1616mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg