Recipe: Cast Iron Chicken Thighs

May 9, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

It’s cast iron chicken thighs on the blog today! I love cooking with cast iron, from cinnamon rolls to shepherd’s pie, it locks in flavour and makes delicious food.

The most important thing to know when cooking with cast iron is your choice of oil. Use an oil with a high smoking point (no olive oil) – both grape seed oil and avocado oil work well. Okay, let’s get to it!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of boneless chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons of grape seed oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 a lime – juice only
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste (about 1/2 a teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilies

First, mix your marinade. Combine the last 7 ingredients and mix well. In a glass container cover the chicken with the marinade and let it sit for at least 4 hours, or overnight if you’ve got your life together. I joke, it’s not often I think of dinner that far out, yet it’s way better if it’s marinaded overnight.

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

Time to cook the chicken.

Get your cast iron skillet nice and hot – about medium heat. I cook with gas, which is best with a cast iron skillet.

Place your marinated chicken into the skillet skin side down. Let it crisp up.

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

I spooned out the extra marinade onto the chicken – makes it’s so tasty.

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, keep flipping until it’s fully cooked. Keep an eye on the chicken, you don’t want it to burn.

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

Nice and crispy. Looks so good.

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

Done.

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

Eat with roasted potatoes, slice up for fajitas, or eat with salad. Either way, these cast iron chicken thighs are so good.

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs: 3ten.ca

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you again soon. Happy cooking!

Recipe

Recipe: Cast Iron Chicken Thighs
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of boneless chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons of grape seed oil
  • 2½ teaspoons of minced garlic
  • ½ a lime - juice only
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste (about ½ a teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chilies
Instructions
  1. First, mix your marinade. Combine the last 7 ingredients and mix well. In a glass container cover the chicken with the marinade and let it sit for at least 4 hours, or overnight if you've got your life together. I joke, it's not often I think of dinner that far out, yet it's way better if it's marinaded overnight.
  2. Time to cook the chicken. Get your cast iron skillet nice and hot - about medium heat. I cook with gas, which is best with a cast iron skillet.
  3. Place your marinated chicken into the skillet skin side down. Let it crisp up.
  4. I spooned out the extra marinade onto the chicken - makes it's so tasty.
  5. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, keep flipping until it's fully cooked. Keep an eye on it since you don't want to burn the chicken.
  6. Done. Eat with roasted potatoes, slice up for fajitas, or eat with salad. Either way, these cast iron chicken thighs are so good.

 

 

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