February 22nd
written by Cleone

Two thighs

After I got home from work today and did my workout, I did not feel like cooking.  I had some chicken thighs defrosting but no real plans for it.  AM jumped at the chance to make something tasty and easy.  I can always count on him to pick up my slack…haha.

He likes to just throw stuff together and experiment.  He’s that type of cook.  I’m more by the book and like to read and follow recipes, but making it my own by substituting ingredients or changing up the proportions or both.  Tonight I was just not in the mood so AM took charge in the kitchen!  He usually comes up with simple meals that can be replicated easily.  Tonight was a prime example of this.  Oh, and welcome to our Quick & Easy recipe series.  Enjoy!

Pan frying

(Recipe by AM)

Serving size: 2-4

4 medium size chicken thighs or large drumsticks
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons dried rosemary
1 tablespoon garlic powder
pinch of salt

1. Rub chicken thighs with rosemary, garlic powder, and salt.
2. In a saute pan, add oil, on medium.
3. Once oil is hot, add the chicken thighs to pan.
4. Cook about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Flip the chicken and cook another 10 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Flip again and cook another 5-10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Chicken should not be pink or bloody.

On a side note:  I just purchased a new lens for my camera.  Hopefully the pictures will be better going forward, starting with this entry.

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  1. 02/23/2010

    YAY!!! for quick and easy recipes!!!

  2. Ellen

    funny, i do what you do and my bf does what your bf does.

  3. 12/30/2011

    Adjusted this recipe for leg quarters my hubby bought buy accident. I deskined them and rubbed them with the seasonings listed in this recipe. Here’s to hoping they turn out just as good as ur thighs :) Thanks for this, I didn’t really wanna do the same old flour and seasoning for fried chicken.

  4. the tasty spot

    Deanna – hope it turned out well. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Matt

    Thanks so much for the tips. Starving student here, and this recipe is super easy and inspired me to make my own variation (with a bit of soy sauce). Thanks for making my university years not having to be tasteless!!

  6. Tori

    I just did a variation of this and it turned out amazing! Thanks!!

  7. Amanda

    THANK YOU! I have been looking for a recipe for pan fried chicken thighs and every one so far until yours has included baking the chicken in the oven for the last half. I was trying to avoid using my oven and figured that couldn’t be the only way to get good chicken thighs…

    Thank you for confirming it really is that easy!

  8. amanda

    This is a good recipe there was no left over i will cook this again thanks for this recipe it was delicious

  9. Shayne

    I tried your recipe and it worked out. The kids love it :-)

  10. vette

    Yes! It was good and easy to cook thighs and legs! Thanks!

  11. Maira

    I bought some chiclen thighs wich said to oven roast the thighs. But my oven isnt working properly so i pan roasted them how you said and i added red chillli powder and pei peri seasoning too. Mwaaah

  12. spanky

    Tried it just a bit differently: put thighs in gallon plastic bag, add salt, garlic and rosemary and enough oil to coat. Massage thighs to allow spices to cover all. Let them marinate in refrigerator for an hour or two and then fry them.You probably won’t need quite as much oil in the pan.
    Great. Thanks.

  13. 01/29/2015

    Looking forward to trying your quick recipe tonight ,will let know how it turns out

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