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Juicy Stove Top Chicken Thighs - Perfectly golden, tender, and juicy skinless and boneless chicken thighs prepared on the stove top. These delicious pan seared chicken thighs make for a wonderful meal that’s surprisingly easy, and the pan sauce is amazing!
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Juicy Stove Top Chicken Thighs

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Perfectly golden, tender, and juicy skinless, boneless chicken thighs prepared on the stove top.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 283

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds (about 6 chicken thighs) boneless skinless chicken thighs (you can also use chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth (you can also use wine or juice)
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions 

  • Season chicken thighs with onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add seasoned chicken thighs to the skillet, smooth side down; cook for 5 minutes or until you can easily flip over the chicken. Flip and continue to cook for 6 to 7 more minutes, or until no longer pink.
  • Add butter and minced garlic; cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth and stir around to scrape up all the crispy bits on the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve.

Notes

COOK’S NOTES FOR STOVE TOP CHICKEN THIGHS

  • Use a large skillet that comfortably fits 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Cook the chicken thighs over medium-high heat.
  • DO NOT move the chicken thighs around; let cook for 5 minutes or until you can easily flip them over.
  • After adding in the butter and garlic, a splash of chicken broth will help with scraping up all the bits on the bottom of the pan. If you want, you can also use your favorite white wine or apple juice.
  • Additionally, you can use chicken breasts in place of the chicken thighs.

 

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 6

Nutrition Facts
Juicy Stove Top Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 169mg56%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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