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Crispy Spice Rubbed Chicken Thighs

 These super easy Spiced Chicken Thighs show off the power of spices, and how you can make a truly delicious meal with a handful of ingredients from the pantry!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken thigh seasoning, chicken thighs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Calories 347kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 or 3 lb package skin-on bone-in chicken thighs about 5 pieces
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 2 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Stir to combine the ginger, chipotle pepper, curry powder, paprika, garlic powder, coriander, cardamom, cloves, cayenne, cumin, and salt.
  • Trim the excess fat from the chicken thighs (any part that overhangs the main piece). Rub the chicken thighs all over with the spice rub.
  • Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium heat and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan (about 2 tbsp). Cook the chicken thighs skin side down (in a single layer) for 10 minutes, until the skin gets crispy (and if the skin isn’t golden brown and crispy after 10 minutes, cook it for a few minutes longer). Flip the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes, then transfer the skillet to the oven to cook for additional 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 180 degrees F. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 349mg | Fiber: 1g