Tonight? I had organic chicken thighs, & a bag of new potatoes.
Let me just say, I love chicken thighs. If there was a club for people who love chicken thighs (I’m sure there already is), I would be the president. I love how crispy the skin gets, and how much flavor they have over the standard chicken breast. They’re pretty great.
Needless to say, this was delicious and quick. Did I mention it was a “one pan wonder”?
Then, while a cast iron skillet heats over medium heat, pat four chicken thighs dry with a paper towel, season with salt & pepper, and cut a pound of new potatoes into the same size, so they cook evenly.
Add a tablespoon of oil to your pan, swirl it around to coat the bottom and lay the thighs skin side down into the pan. You should hear a nice sizzle when the skin hits the hot pan.
Keep the heat at medium, not too high, & not too low. The goal here is to melt the fat under the skin, also known as “rendering”, allowing the skin to become crispy when we transfer to the oven.
Bake @450 for 25 mins.