The Best Crispy Chicken Thighs With An Easy Olive Salsa
Perfect chicken – not an easy promise to deliver on, but boy does this recipe deliver – with the crispiest crispy chicken thighs and a simple herby, olive salsa. Blissfully delicious, and ready in only minutes. Who’s hungry?
Taking no time at all to make (under 15 minutes) and requiring only 7 simple ingredients, this is my ultimate crispy chicken thigh dish.
The secret to perfectly juicy, succulent chicken and super crispy skin is all in how you prep and cook your chicken. A boneless, skin-on chicken thigh is the ideal candidate here (see FAQS for more info). Searing the chicken over high heat will seal in all of the moisture and flavour, leaving you with the crispiest skin and the juiciest chicken imaginable.
This recipes makes for a super simple lunch or dinner, and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! And if you love crispy chicken, do be sure to check out my other favourite crispy chicken recipe.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why use chicken thighs?
Thigh meat is flavourful, tender and juicy. It is forgiving and cooks easily without tending to dry out like breast meat.
What is so special about the preparation method?
This method uses minimal oil and renders the skin of the chicken in its own fat. The result is a flavourful cut with lovely crisp skin.< What else can I use to weigh down the chicken thighs
What else can I use to weigh down the chicken thighs?
You can use any appropriately-sized heavy object.