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Skillet Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes

Skillet Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes

Are you tired of the same old chicken recipes? Do you want something flavorful and easy to make? Look no further than skillet chicken thighs with carrots and potatoes. This dish is a delightful combination of tender chicken, sweet carrots, and creamy potatoes that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

Why Choose Skillet Chicken Thighs?

Skillet chicken thighs are the perfect choice for a delicious and satisfying meal. The thighs are juicy and flavorful, and when cooked in a skillet, they develop a crispy skin that adds a delightful crunch to each bite. Plus, cooking everything in one pan makes for easy clean-up, saving you time and effort.

The Perfect Combination

When it comes to flavor combinations, carrots and potatoes are a match made in heaven. The sweetness of the carrots pairs perfectly with the earthy, creamy taste of the potatoes. Add in the savory flavors of the chicken thighs, and you have a winning combination that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Simple Ingredients

You don’t need a long list of ingredients to make this delicious dish. All you need are some bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, carrots, potatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, and your favorite seasonings. It’s a simple yet satisfying meal that can easily be customized to your taste preferences.

How to Make Skillet Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes

Start by preheating your skillet over medium heat. While the skillet is heating up, season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like. Once the skillet is hot, add some olive oil and place the chicken thighs in the pan, skin side down. Let them cook for a few minutes until the skin is golden and crispy.

Next, flip the chicken thighs over and add the carrots and potatoes to the skillet. Make sure to cut the carrots and potatoes into bite-sized pieces so they cook evenly. Drizzle some olive oil over the vegetables and season them with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs and spices.

Cover the skillet and let everything cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. The chicken thighs will be juicy and flavorful, and the carrots and potatoes will be perfectly cooked and infused with all the delicious flavors from the chicken.

FAQs

1. Can I use boneless chicken thighs for this recipe?

Yes, you can definitely use boneless chicken thighs if you prefer. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they are fully cooked through.

2. Can I use other vegetables instead of carrots and potatoes?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and use your favorite vegetables. Bell peppers, zucchini, or broccoli would all be delicious additions to this dish.

3. Can I use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs?

Yes, you can substitute chicken breasts if you prefer. However, keep in mind that chicken breasts tend to be leaner and may not be as flavorful as chicken thighs.

4. Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this dish ahead of time. Simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat it when you’re ready to eat. The flavors will have a chance to meld together even more, making it even more delicious.

5. Can I use frozen carrots and potatoes?

While fresh carrots and potatoes are recommended for this recipe, you can use frozen if that’s what you have on hand. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly, as frozen vegetables may take longer to cook.

6. Can I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs?

Yes, boneless, skinless chicken thighs can be used if you prefer a lighter option. However, keep in mind that the skin adds flavor and texture to the dish.

7. Can I use a different type of meat?

Absolutely! This recipe is versatile, and you can use different types of meat, such as bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts or even pork chops. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

8. How can I add more flavor to this dish?

You can add more flavor to this dish by marinating the chicken thighs before cooking them. Simply combine your favorite marinade ingredients, such as garlic, herbs, and spices, and let the chicken thighs marinate for a few hours or overnight. This will infuse the chicken with even more delicious flavors.

In conclusion, skillet chicken thighs with carrots and potatoes is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that will satisfy your taste buds and impress your family and friends. The combination of juicy chicken thighs, sweet carrots, and creamy potatoes is a match made in culinary heaven. So why not give this recipe a try and enjoy a flavorful and satisfying meal?

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Skillet Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound of bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • ¾ pound of baby carrots
  • ½ pound of baby potatoes , halved
  • ½ onion , sliced
  • 1 cup of chicken broth (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Season the chicken thighs with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place the chicken thighs skin-side down in the skillet and cook without moving until they are golden brown, which should take around 7 to 9 minutes.
  • Flip the thighs over and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken thighs from the skillet and set them aside.
  • Add the potatoes, cut side down, to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until they are golden brown, which should take around 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the carrots and onions to the skillet and cook until the onions are soft and translucent, which should take around 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Stir in 3/4 cup of chicken broth, making sure to scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Dissolve the corn starch in 1/4 cup of chicken broth and pour it into the skillet. Stir until well combined.
  • Place the chicken thighs over the vegetables, cover the skillet, and cook until the carrots are tender and the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear. This should take around 25 to 30 minutes. To ensure the chicken is fully cooked, an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  • Season with additional salt and
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