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


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!



  • 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


  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.


  • 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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