Craving a hearty, wholesome meal that’s both delicious and easy to whip up? Look no further! Presenting the One-Skillet Chicken Thighs Delight – a symphony of succulent chicken thighs, baby carrots, and potatoes, all brought together in a single skillet for a hassle-free culinary experience. A dish that promises warmth, comfort, and a burst of flavor with every bite!
Efficiency meets flavor! Using a single skillet ensures all the flavors meld beautifully, and it significantly reduces the post-cooking cleanup. Plus, with everything cooking in one place, the ingredients truly complement each other, creating a harmonious taste profile.
- 1 pound bone-in chicken thighs
- 1 ½ teaspoons of aromatic paprika
- Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil for that golden sear
- ¾ pound fresh baby carrots
- ½ pound baby potatoes halved for even cooking
- ½ onion, sliced for that aromatic sweetness
- 1 cup chicken broth (for that depth of flavor), divided
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (for the perfect consistency)
- Season the Star: Begin by seasoning the chicken thighs uniformly with paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Searing Perfection: In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high flame. Lay the chicken thighs skin-side down and let them sear undisturbed until they achieve a golden hue, about 7 to 9 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Once done, set them aside.
- Vegetable Medley: In the same skillet, place halved potatoes cut side down. Cook them until they turn golden, roughly 3 to 5 minutes. Introduce the carrots and onions, stirring occasionally until the onions become translucent, approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Pour in 3/4 cup of chicken broth, ensuring to scrape and mix the browned bits.
- Thicken It Up: Mix cornstarch with the remaining 1/4 cup of chicken broth and blend it into the skillet. Stir to combine.
- Combine & Cook: Position the seared chicken thighs over the vegetables. Cover the skillet and let the magic happen. Cook until the chicken is thoroughly done and the carrots are tender, typically 25 to 30 minutes. Ensure the chicken’s internal temperature reads 165°F or 74°C. Adjust seasoning if required.
For best results, smaller chicken thighs are recommended. They cook evenly, ensuring each bite is juicy and flavorful.
And voila! Your One-Skillet Chicken Thighs Delight is ready to be devoured. Perfect for family dinners or a quick weekend meal – this dish is sure to be a hit. Serve with a side salad or crusty bread to complete the meal. Dive in and enjoy the symphony of flavors!
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