Crispy Skin Chicken Thighs

Crispy Chicken Thighs are started on the stove top and finished in the oven to make a deliciously simple but addicting chicken dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy skin chicken thighs
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 thigh
Calories 155kcal
Author April Woods


  • Chicken thighs bone-in with skin
  • Basic spice rub or salt and pepper
  • Rendered bacon grease or vegetable oil


  • Season chicken lightly with spice rub or salt and pepper.
  • Heat a layer of fat or oil in a large oven safe skillet on the stove top (preferably cast iron).
  • Place chicken skin side down in the hot skillet, for 10 - 15 minutes until chicken skin is beginning to brown and crisp. Shift chicken once or twice in the skillet to make sure it’s not sticking.
  • Transfer to a 425 degree oven and continue cooking chicken skin side down for an additional ten minutes.
  • Turn chicken over, and cook about 5 more minutes, until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F)
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 155kcal