Crispy Chicken Thighs

This recipe is as good as any fried chicken you have ever had though it has no coating and it is not deep fried.
 Pat some chicken thighs dry, clip off any excess skin and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.

 Melt several tablespoons of coconut oil in an oven proof, heavy pan.  Place the thighs skin side down and let them cook for 10 minutes.  The pot needs to be hot enough that the chicken sizzles when placed in the pan.  After 10 minutes, place the pan in the oven for 5 more minutes.

 After the 5 minutes is up, turn the thighs over and let them cook for an additional 10 minutes.

 Finished thighs.

 I served them with mashed potatoes and chicken gravy.  They are crisp on the outside and moist and tender on the inside.  All the fat in the thighs will have been rendered.

Comments

TARYTERRE said…
That looks simple enough. Bet they are tasty. if I close my eyes I can smell them cooking.
Laurie M said…
sounds wonderful!
Very much like I fry them but I have never used coconut oil. Does it taste like coconut? Looks as delicious as they must taste :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Susan said…
At first I thought you were refering to me... :) That is a very easy, delicious recipe! And I just happen to have chicken thighs (in the freezer, not personally). I will make these this weekend!
sandra hagan said…
Happy New Year!!!!

I must try this. I am one of the few southern women who does not make good fried chicken. And I love fried chicken!

sandra hagan said…
Happy New Year!!!!

I must try this. I am one of the few southern women who does not make good fried chicken. And I love fried chicken!

Leeanna said…
That looks so yummy. I love oven fried chicken. So good!

Happy New Year!!! Hope that it's a great one for us all.
chickpea678 said…
I just made thighs the other day but with spicy spices. They were a hit!
Guillaume said…
Happy New Year from Montréal!
Mary Ann said…
Wow, what a great recipe to end the year with! Happy New Year!
1st Man said…
2nd Man hates thighs (they are my favorite piece)...do you think this would work with other pieces of chickens or is there something unique about the shape/skin of thighs that makes them work better?
Rue said…
Easy and delicious - my kind of recipe! Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

And I'll try to send you snow...we have so little here! It was a green Christmas, and just snowed a skiff two days ago.
Sandy said…
Jaz,

Chicken thighs are my favorite, the meat is always so moist. This looks like a recipe to add to my book, thanks!!
Kay said…
You know... I've never cooked with coconut oil. I'm wondering if you can do this with another kind of oil. It looks really fabulous!