Healthy Sauteed Chicken Thighs Recipe

You can find thousands of chicken recipes by surfing on the internet just for few minutes. But are you looking for an easy one for adding to your meal list? Sauteed chicken thighs can be a perfect option.

Emily loves to eat chicken. So, she often tries different recipes whenever she gets time. Recently she found this while searching for chicken thigh recipes and fell in love with it.

It is an item anyone can make. Additionally, this food is also beneficial for your health. As a result, health-conscious chicken lovers can have it all the time.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Cooking difficulty: Easy

Serving: 8 persons 

Nutrition Information

Chicken has been in use and demand for a long time ago. It can easily fulfill your protein needs regularly. The nutrition value of different parts varies. For example- chicken breasts are popular but the thighs have more nutrition.

It will clearer with a comparison. Like- in chicken breast in every 100gm of it has 140 calories. Also, it contains 3gm of total fat and 1 gm of saturated fat.

In chicken thighs, in every 100gm there are 177 calories, 8gm of total fat, and 2.3gm of saturated fat. It is almost double. And when you cook, this value will increase depending on the portion.


To cook the sauteed chicken thighs, you will need the following ingredients-

  • Boneless chicken thighs - 16 pcs
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black Pepper - 1tsp
  • All-purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Olive oil - 6tbsp
  • Dried oregano - 1tsp
  •  Lemon juice - 1tsp


Here, we are not going to cook pan-fried chicken thighs. Frying means more oil. And it's not good for your health. Sauté requires less oil. Among healthy chicken thigh recipes, this one is really easy. You just need to follow the directions step by step as below-

At first, take the boneless chicken thighs in a bowl. Pat dry them with a paper towel. Then add the kosher salt according to taste, and also the black pepper. Mix them well so that they are evenly spread to all the pieces.

Next, take the all-purpose flour on a plate. Dredge the chicken thighs with it.

After that heat a sauté pan. The heat should be moderate-high. Add olive oil and then the meat. Fry one side of the chicken for 7 minutes. Then flip it, and do the same. Once cooked, add the lemon juice and dried oregano. Wait for 1 minute.

Your dish is ready to serve.

Expert Tips

Here is a tip for your chicken thighs. After the cooking is complete, rest them for about 8-9 minutes before serving them. That timing is for one pound of chicken. There is a reason for doing this.

When you serve and cut it instantly- the juice and moisture of the chicken come out. The texture also loses its tenderness. But when you give it a rest, all of those stays intact. So, you can enjoy the chicken that tastes better with this expert tip.

Dos and Don'ts:

  •  Try to use chicken thighs with skin.
  • Do not use bone-in pieces. As sauté requires boneless meat.

Beginner’s Dinners | Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs


Cooking is always fun for people who love it. Trying out new recipes is also fun for them. Sauteed chicken thighs are easy to cook, and takes less time. You do not need a lot of ingredients as it is not a fancy dish.

The health benefits are also remarkable. You can have it even when on a diet. So, without worry, anyone can enjoy the best chicken thighs. If you have not tried it yet, today is the day to try something new. Have a happy and healthy chicken meal with our recipe.


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