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Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

Garlic butter chicken thighs are easy to make and taste great with your favorite side dish. All done in one pan, full of flavor, and completed in 30 minutes! Enjoy!


  • 5 chicken thighs skin on and bone in

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil

  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter

  • 5 cloves garlic crushed

  • fresh parsley chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.

  2. Move oven rack to center.

  3. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towel and season all over with salt and pepper.

  4. Mince the garlic now so you are ahead and set this aside for later.

  5. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet that is about 10 inches wide, or even a dutch oven will work. Something that can go in the oven. Put heat on medium-high. Place the chicken thighs in a single layer in the cast iron pan until skin is golden brown and crispy (about 5 minutes). When the chicken thighs are ready to be flipped they will no longer stick to the pan.

  6. Once the chicken thighs have been flipped, on the side of the pan, melt the butter.

  7. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook until fragrant, and make sure the heat is not too high as you don't want to burn the garlic.

  8. Then place the pan in the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked through. Which is typically around 30 minutes or the chicken should have an internal temperature of 165F degrees.

  9. When serving chicken, spoon some of the garlic butter sauce over the top of each chicken thigh. And add some chopped parsley for garnish.

Serve with roasted veggies, roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, caesar salad, grilled asparagus, rice, lots of combos to enjoy with this meal!

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