One Skillet Chicken Thighs

Easy One Skillet Chicken Thighs

I’m a big fan of weeknight dishes that are easily thrown together but taste just as good as something that’s been cooking for hours. That was exactly the case for our one skillet chicken dish last night. It was SO good and tasted like it had been marinating for hours instead of minutes. Most people tend to stick with using chicken breasts for recipes, but boneless, skinless thighs are so much more moist and flavorful —bonus that they also often cost less!  We paired the chicken with an arugula, blue cheese and walnut salad and mac and cheese for an added treat.

One Skillet Chicken Thighs
via kiwi and bean

1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
himalaya sea salt
2 tbsp coconut oil

Mix the apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup and pepper in a bowl and set to the side. Season with the chicken thighs with the sea salt. Add the coconut oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook 4-5 minutes. Flip over and cook another 4-5 minutes on the other side.
Pour the apple cider mixture over the chicken and increase to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down and  allow the mixture to thicken. Turn the chicken thighs over every 1-2 minutes to evenly coat. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from the pan and serve!




  1. April 26, 2016 / 6:20 am

    I’m actually not sure if I’ve ever had chicken thighs before – but I’m all for easy weeknight meals and the salad you put together looks amazing too! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. April 26, 2016 / 6:35 am

    Yum, I love cooking with chicken thighs and this sounds amazing! I will have to try it this week!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. April 26, 2016 / 7:52 am

    This whole dinner seriously looks SO good. And I think I have all the ingredients to make the chicken right now!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  4. April 26, 2016 / 9:49 am

    This looks really good! I will just have to convince Chris to eat something other than chicken breasts! That Annie’s mac and cheese is also my absolute favorite. 🙂 Thank you for sharing and I hope that you are having a great week so far! 🙂

  5. April 26, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Yes! I love how easy this is to throw together – I always was under the impression that chicken thighs took more effort. Definitely adding this to our recipe list!

  6. April 26, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Lordy I miss shells and cheese! These look great and a lot less fussy (i.e. easier) to cook on the stove top than chicken breasts!

  7. April 26, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    This looks so delicious! I actually really don’t like chicken breasts (everyone thinks I’m so weird), and I only eat the thighs – so this is perfect for me! I haven’t had mac and cheese for so long. I think I need to make this sometime soon!
    xo April | April Everyday

  8. April 26, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love chicken thighs and I will have to make this!