For a delicious tender chicken thigh recipe in cast iron with crispy skin try this out.
This is one of our favorite things to do with chicken thighs. Its pretty quick and painless, just a matter of cooking the chicken on the stove top at medium high for 5 minutes on each side with some onion, and then putting in the oven skin side up for 25 minutes on broil at 475.
Our Process for Whole30 Crispy Skin Chicken in the Cast Iron Skillet
Here’s my full process, I start off by slicing onions thin and putting them at the bottom of my cast iron skillet. On top of those I will place the chicken and season. We love garlic in this household so I use plenty of that and I use Tony’s but your favorite type of all season would work, just that and salt. I will cook on the stovetop for about 5 minutes on each side just to start a sear and get some of the fat in the chicken to render. I want the onions to sit in the chicken fat while it roasts in the oven. Once I flip them I put my oven to 475 on broil and I’ll put the chicken in there after both sides have seared for 25 minutes.
This only takes 35 minutes and only 10 minutes of that I’m actually doing stuff. We usually had these with skinless chicken thighs but these were so great with the crispy skin I’m pretty sure we’ve changed our mind about that.