Skillet garlic and Parmesan chicken thighs

This delicious skillet garlic and Parmesan chicken thighs recipe is the answer to the quick, healthy, low-calorie and gluten-free dinner you’ve been looking for.


Nutritional values (per serving):

  • Calories: 262
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated fats: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 419 mg
  • Fibers: 1 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 54 mg


  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation: 5 minutes
  • Cooking: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes



  • 900 g chicken thighs, skin and bone removed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


Garlic and Parmesan sauce ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan with an extra tablespoon for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives



  • In a small bowl, add the garlic powder, ground cumin, salt, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika and ground pepper. Mix well then set aside.
  • Dry the chicken thighs and season with the dry mix you just prepared. Rub the thighs well with the seasoning.
  • Heat a large skillet on high heat and add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Add the chicken thighs and listen to them sizzle.
  • Saut√© the first side for 5-6 minutes then flip to the other side and lower the heat to medium. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the juices run clear from the thighs.
  • Take the chicken out of the pan and set aside.


  • Lower the heat to low and add the butter, 2 tablespoons olive oil and minced garlic. Using a spoon or whisk, rub the brown food remains off the skillet and keep stirring until the butter in melted and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the Parmesan, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes, stir until well mixed then put the chicken back in. Cook for 1-2 minutes then remove from the heat.
  • Using a spoon, pour some of the delicious sauce over the chicken thighs.
  • Decorate with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan and chives and serve.



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