Juicy chicken that is loaded with great flavor can be on your table in under 10 minutes!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Last Minute Chicken
3lbsboneless skinless chicken thighs
2tspsgranulated garlic or garlic powder
1½tspsgranulated onion or onion powder
2tspspaprika or smoked paprika
1½tspsfreshly ground black pepper
2tbspsfresh cilantrochopped (optional)
Combine the garlic, onion, paprika, oregano, pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle half the spices over the chicken. Turn the chicken pieces over and sprinkle the remaining spices over the chicken. Rub spices into the chicken, as needed, to coat well.
GRILL PAN INSTRUCTIONS: Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat. Place half the chicken in the grill pan, making sure there is a gap between the pieces. Cook the chicken without touching it for 5 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 3-5 minutes until cooked through. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
BROILING INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to BROIL. Arrange an oven rack 6 inches from the top of the oven. Place a wire rack over a large baking tray. Arrange the chicken on the wire rack. Place the chicken in the oven and broil for 6 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven, turn each piece of chicken over, and then broil an additional 5-6 minutes.
Let the cooked chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing thin. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.
COOK’S NOTE: My preference and go-to cooking method for this chicken is my grill pan on the stove. When I’m in a rush, the oven method is a little faster, simply because you can cook it all at once. This chicken can also be cooked in a skillet on the stove or on an outdoor grill.This recipe can be made with chicken breasts as well. Simply watch the cooking time and adjust as needed. Chicken breasts will cook faster than thighs, depending on their thickness.