Crispy Grill Pan Chicken Thighs

Discover the joy of cooking with this deceptively simple yet delightfully delicious recipe for Crispy Grill Pan Chicken Thighs. This dish delivers a mouthwatering aroma and irresistible texture, perfect for a cozy family dinner or a casual gathering with friends.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
  • Total Time: 22-24 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 4 people


  • 4 large chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (optional)


  1. Preparation: Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. This is crucial for achieving the crispiest skin.
  2. Seasoning: In a small bowl, mix salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Rub this mixture all over the chicken thighs, ensuring both sides are well-coated.
  3. Preheat the Grill Pan: Place a grill pan over medium-high heat and allow it to get hot. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken thighs.
  4. Grill the Chicken: Place the chicken thighs skin-side down on the grill pan. Cook for about 6-7 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  5. Resting: Remove the chicken from the grill pan and let it rest for 5 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a moist, flavorful bite.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Optionally, garnish with fresh herbs before serving to add a refreshing contrast to the rich, crispy skin.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

Calories290 kcal
Saturated Fat6g

Enjoy your Crispy Grill Pan Chicken Thighs with a side of your choice, and savor the perfect balance of juicy meat and crispy skin. A beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, this recipe is bound to become a staple in your cooking repertoire!