So you feel like baking something for lunch or dinner today. Well, I’ve got a great recipe for you – Baked Chicken Thighs With Garlic Butter!
Garlic has been cultivated for thousands of years, and it is an exceptionally versatile cooking ingredient. It adds an amazing flavor to just about any dish. Plus, it is very healthy. It comes with endless health benefits. That’s one big reason why people love it!
While many of us are into chicken breasts, this recipe actually utilizes thighs. But, of course, you have the freedom to substitute it with any part that you want. Thighs, though, have more fat, which means more flavor. You can also expect lots of crispy chicken skin! That’s delicious!!!
Additionally, chicken thighs are not that hard at all to cook. You have to keep in mind, however, that there’s a little trick to ensure that such chicken part gets cooked right. More so if you intend to bake them just like this recipe that I’m about to share. Imagine garlic butter drizzle with those thighs. Uhmmm…no more boring lunch or dinner. It is easy to make, so much so that you can serve this dish to your family even on a weeknight. It can also be your main course on special occasions.
Buttery and garlic-y chicken thighs…This Baked Chicken Thighs with Garlic Butter recipe would definitely be a savory, no-fuss weeknight dinner!
4 chicken thighs
5 cloves garlic (crushed)
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 c. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
- In a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat, add butter and olive oil.
- Let the butter melt and then add slightly crushed garlic.
- Add chicken and sear until golden brown and skin is crispy. Flip and make sure that both sides are cooked. If you see the garlic getting brown, take them out.
- Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Once done, transfer to a plate, spoon garlic butter over each piece and serve.
If you are into crispy skin and more flavor, choose chicken thighs with thick skin. Make sure that the garlic cloves are slightly crushed so it will be easier for them to release their flavor.
- Method: Baking
How to Ensure Crispy Skin
Like what we have said earlier, you have to know the right technique so you can ensure crispy chicken skin. First off, it is very important that you pat each thigh dry. That’s because when they get to the oven, the moisture will make the skin flabby. It won’t turn golden brown either.
Next, never cook chicken thighs fresh from the freezer. You need to thaw them or at least get into room temperature. No worries, this should only take about half an hour. Doing this will help ensure easy cooking both on the inside and outside.
This baked chicken thighs with garlic butter recipe is definitely a game-changer. It’s no hassle to make and as long as you follow the techniques above, you can ensure crispy skin, which is a plus.