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Chicken Thigh Guide
The chicken thigh is the dark meat from the upper part of the leg of a chicken, and is one of the most common parts of the chicken used in cooking. Chicken thighs are often sold skin-on and bone-in. The average 4 oz serving of chicken thigh has about 212 calories, 27 grams of protein, and only 4 grams of fat. Chicken thighs are commonly used in dishes such as fried chicke and, barbecued chicken, and should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
Chicken Thigh Searing Guides
|Thickness||Time (Both Sides)||Stove Top Temp||Safe Temp|
|.5 inch||3 mins||Medium Heat||165°F|
|1 inch||7.5 mins||Medium Heat||165°F|
|1.5 inches||17 mins||Medium Heat||165°F|
Note: The above guidelines are only guardrails. To achieve a perfectly seared chicken thigh, remember to flip regularly, baste, and pay attention to firmness and texture. It’s always good to check internal temperature with a meat thermometer.
How to Cook Chicken Thighs
- Season both sides with salt & pepper.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
- Place chicken thighs skin side down in the hot pan.
- Cook for 2-minutes on each side.
- Placed in a preheated oven at 375℉
- Bake for 35 minutes or until internal temp of 165℉
- Let rest for 5 minutes.