Skillet Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs

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These Skillet Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs are an amazing one-pan skillet meal. A mouth-watering recipe done in 30 minutes with only 262 calories per serving!

SKILLET GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN THIGHS, an amazing one pan skillet meal that will rock your socks off on flavor. This healthy meal is done in 30 minutes and finishes off at 262 calories a serving. | joyfulhealthyeats.com | #ad Chicken Recipes | Gluten Free

Skillet Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs

Can I tell you a secret!?

I’ve been waiting for any excuse to make another Garlic Parmesan Chicken dish. After I posted those Garlic Parm Chicken Wings a couple weeks ago, which… um… you NEED to have at your Big Game Day party (regardless if you want to watch Brady or not).

I have been craving… no… yearning for that flavor again.

Lucky for you I just partnered with a new AMAZING brand that sells just that. Chicken!

SKILLET GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN THIGHS, an amazing one pan skillet meal that will rock your socks off on flavor. This healthy meal is done in 30 minutes and finishes off at 262 calories a serving. | joyfulhealthyeats.com | #ad Chicken Recipes | Gluten Free

Guys! I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to a new partnership I’ve made with Just BARE Chicken!

I don’t know about you, but our family eats a whole stinkin lot of chicken! It’s our protein of choice, if you will. And I would venture to say, it’s your family’s as well.

If you know me, you know I don’t buy a lot of things organic; you could probably count them on one hand. But I will tell you, I do buy organic chicken! In my opinion you can 100% tell a difference between organic and non-organic. The chicken just tastes better! Fresher!

SKILLET GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN THIGHS, an amazing one pan skillet meal that will rock your socks off on flavor. This healthy meal is done in 30 minutes and finishes off at 262 calories a serving. | joyfulhealthyeats.com | #ad Chicken Recipes | Gluten Free

Just BARE Chicken is just that! BARE Chicken! It is free of any use of anti-biotics (EVER,) and has no added hormones or artificial ingredients! The chickens are fed a combination of vegetables and grain and have access to the outdoors.

The brand itself focuses on being transparent to its consumers about how the chickens are treated, what they are fed, and how products are prepared.

Which is important!

A brand that you can trust and know 100%  what you are eating but most importantly a brand that you can count on for a superb product every time! I know from experience!

SKILLET GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN THIGHS, an amazing one pan skillet meal that will rock your socks off on flavor. This healthy meal is done in 30 minutes and finishes off at 262 calories a serving. | joyfulhealthyeats.com | #ad Chicken Recipes | Gluten Free

Over the next couple of months, I will be partnering with Just BARE to bring you easy to prepare chicken recipes. This month we’re focusing on chicken thighs … but don’t worry, recipes using a whole chicken and chicken breasts are on the horizon!

The BEST Chicken Thighs

What makes these chicken thighs so special? They are all hand-trimmed, boneless, skinless AND free of any unwanted fats. Plus, they carry the USDA Organic seal! I think that makes them pretty special, and much healthier for you than regular chicken thighs.

SKILLET GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN THIGHS, an amazing one pan skillet meal that will rock your socks off on flavor. This healthy meal is done in 30 minutes and finishes off at 262 calories a serving. | joyfulhealthyeats.com | #ad Chicken Recipes | Gluten Free

In my opinion chicken thighs have a better taste to them. But I usually steer clear of them because they have more fat. But, since they are hand-trimmed it takes care of that fat factor for you!

Now, let’s get to the flavor part of this dish, shall we?

These chicken thighs are patted dry and then rubbed down with a homemade Smoky Garlic Spice blend… just to start teasing your taste buds with garlic flavor. Make sure your pan is HOT. So as soon as those thighs hit the pan they sear up and create a nice crust. (enter exhibit A… below… just look at that crust… mmmmmm) Once the chicken thighs are cooked through, remove them from the pan and start this irresistible Garlic Parmesan Sauce in the same skillet the thighs were cooked in so you can scrape off all that goodness… it’s all about adding layers of flavor people!

SKILLET GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN THIGHS, an amazing one pan skillet meal that will rock your socks off on flavor. This healthy meal is done in 30 minutes and finishes off at 262 calories a serving. | joyfulhealthyeats.com | #ad Chicken Recipes | Gluten Free

Then add the chicken thighs back to the pan with the sauce, let them soak up all the Garlic Parmesan saucy goodness and voila!

Say hello to chicken perfection!

Serve these Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs with pan seared asparagus and quinoa, or along side an Orzo Salad! These chicken thighs are absolutely to die for, low in calories and high in protein, AND done in 30 minutes! Basically, it’s a mom’s dream dinner … with a dream chicken!

Bon Appetit friends!

SKILLET GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN THIGHS, an amazing one pan skillet meal that will rock your socks off on flavor. This healthy meal is done in 30 minutes and finishes off at 262 calories a serving. | joyfulhealthyeats.com | #ad Chicken Recipes | Gluten Free

*** This recipe was sponsored by JUST BARE Chicken. However, like always all opinions are 100% mine! Thank you for supporting the brands that support Joyful Healthy Eats. ***

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skillet garlic parmesan chicken thighs

Skillet Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 30 mins
  • yield Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • category Category: Gluten Free
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

These Skillet Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs are an amazing one-pan skillet meal. A mouth-watering recipe done in 30 minutes with only 262 calories per serving!

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Just BARE Organic Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Parmesan Garlic Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of grated parmesan + 1 tablespoon to garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add garlic powder, ground cumin, salt, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, and black pepper. Mix the spices together. Set aside.
  2. Pat the chicken thighs dry.
  3. Sprinkle chicken thighs with the prepared spice blend mixture. Gently rub the mixture into the thighs.
  4. Heat a large cast iron skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and then place chicken thighs into the pan. (you want to hear the sizzle)
  5. Saute on the first side for 5-6 minutes. Flip the chicken, turn the heat down to medium and cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes. Until you don’t see any pink.
  6. Remove the chicken from the pan and set on a plate.
  7. Turn the heat down to low. To the skillet add butter, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and minced garlic. Using a spoon or a whisk, scrape all the goodies (the brown bits) off the bottom of the pan. Stir until garlic is fragrant and butter is melted.
  8. Add in parmesan cheese, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes. Whisk to stir everything together. Place the chicken back in the skillet and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  9. Using a spoon, pour some of that delicious sauce over each chicken thigh.
  10. Garnish with 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese and chopped chives.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 chicken thighs
  • Calories: 262
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 419 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 54 mg

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74 Responses
  1. Audrey

    Loved this chicken recipe, very tasty!! Different spices that actually go very well together! Followed the recipe exactly. Made it with broccoli and garlic. Will definitely make this again!! Thanks so much!!!!

  2. Claire

    Made this tonight. It has been cooking for much longer than suggested. Had to put in oven to finish cooking.

    Still waiting for the pink to be cooked out.

  3. Jennifer McCarty

    Made this last night and OMG! so good. I didn’t realize how good it would be. I made it with some roasted fall veggies- perfect! Roommate and I both gave it high remarks.

  4. Lily

    I am a college student and as a weightlifter, I require a lot of protein. I feel like I have tried every boring chicken recipe in the world, but THIS was my saving grace. This recipe was delicious! Fragrant garlic, aromatic spices all sealed into the juicy chicken with a crispy crust. What more could you ask for? I serve this up with a spicy cucumber orzo salad and its heavenly. I definitely recommend this recipe to anyone looking to have delicious chicken without an overly caloric creamy sauce.

  5. Sara

    Made this for the first time last night and it was so delicious!! Husband and 3 year old devoured it. I can’t wait to make it again, it’s definitely going into the rotation. Thank you!

  6. Nicole

    Just made this and I’m still thinking about how good it was. Used an extra tablespoon of Parmesan and some extra garlic. Because more of each is a good thing. And only a little over a pound of chicken. I would double the spice mix if I made 2 pounds, and definitely increase the garlic Parmesan. So, so good.

  7. Kristina

    This was great! Reminiscent of microwave cheesy chicken my mom used to make that (we would fight for the cheesy buttery goodness) but so much better! This is a keeper, thank you!

  8. Corey

    Yumm! Thanks for this it came out great and so quick to put together! Even my super picky 2 year old ate it (…with ketchup – he has a problem!) I will definitely be adding this to our rotation 🙂

    1. Krista

      Hey Gur Pree, there should be a little bit of the butter sauce left. But that is correct I do not have a creamy sauce associated with this, and it is intentional. You don’t need it if the chicken has flavor, but you are more than welcome to add one on your own if you’d like.

  9. Jordan

    I am obsessed with this recipe and keep using it in different ways! I’ve served it with pasta that I tossed in the extra sauce, I’ve put the chicken on a salad, and I’ve added lots of different sautéed vegetables to the skillet. The chicken is so flavorful and versatile! Love it!

  10. Dana

    Wonderful flavorful meal! The sauce that you make at the end is so delicious…garlicky, cheesy, buttery goodness! Cook this meal in a cast iron skillet for best results.

  11. Jen Ponte

    So so so good! Used bone in with skin and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Wow! Very easy with results that make me feel like a chef. This is a keeper, everyone rated it a 10! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. Kara McKinnon

    I found this recipe because it’s to hot to turn on my oven. And I am glad I did! It was garlicky and cheesey and wonderful! I will say the only thing I did different was to bread the chicken in almond meal and flax seed meal. Will definitely do this again!

  13. Patti Brown

    I made this for dinner last night, and it was a hit! I will definitely make it again! Easy and not too time consuming. Lots of flavor!

  14. Christine Kick

    I pre-seasoned the chicken the night before because I knew that I would be in a rush the next day, Served the chicken over a bed of spinach. It was awesome!!!

  15. Eryka

    I’ve made this several times in the last month with my boyfriend, and this recipe is fool-proof. We found this recipe after getting several packs of thighs on sale and looking for a yummy way to make it. As a college student who is just starting to cook for myself, this wasn’t too daunting of a recipe! We used leftover sauce to add flavor to spaghetti one night and it was delicious. I also put some extra sauce on mashed potatoes another night. Can’t go wrong with this one 🙂

  16. Sherrie

    OK, I will admit it. I’m not a very good cook. Usually when I try a new recipe I find on-line, I’m disappointed, always figuring that I did something wrong, or didn’t cook it right This recipe changes everything! Made it for dinner tonight, and it was AMAZING!! And easy too! I will be making this on a regular basis, I promise! Thank you so much for sharing!

  17. Karin in Savannah

    Oh my gosh, this is on the stove now and it smells so good, I’m dying! The crust looks gorgeous. My house smells amazing too! I used thighs with the bone and the skin since that’s how my hubby likes them. Can’t wait to dig in!

  18. Terra

    I only have bone in skin on chicken thighs on hand…. how should I cook these with this recipe? Can’t wait to try it!!

    1. Krista

      Thank you so much Bethany! It’s at a lot of target stores. But if you go their website justbarechicken.com you can enter your zip and find the nearest store. 🙂

  19. KATHY HASWELL

    Hi Krista,
    Made this tonight and it exceeded expectations! We eat chicken often and it was such a treat to find a recipe that incorporated so many new flavors..
    Thanks, yet again for what you do!!
    Kathy

    1. Krista

      OH hurray! So glad to hear that it graced your dinner table and that it was a hit! Makes me happy to hear that! Thank you so much for popping in to leave your review, I appreciate it Kathy!

  20. Michelle Goth

    I’m so glad I saw the brand of your chicken. I have been on the hunt for a legitimate organic chicken company. This brand sounds like it’s a winner!

  21. Sharon @What The Fork

    I’ve never tried this brand of chicken but I’m always looking for hormone free meat! This recipe looks perfect!

  22. Amanda | The Chunky Chef

    I have a package of chicken thighs in the freezer that are just perfect for this! Looks amazing 🙂

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