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Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Renee’

Pan Fried Chicken Thighs are the easiest tastiest healthiest chicken you can cook. It is perfect for the AIP, Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole 30 & Keto Diets! #aip #paleo #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chicken #panfried #chickenthighs #healthy #thehealthnutmamaPaleo AIP Pan Fried Chicken Thighs - www.thehalthnutmama.com
Paleo AIP Pan Fried Chicken Thighs - www.thehalthnutmama.comPaleo AIP Pan Fried Chicken Thighs - www.thehalthnutmama.com
Paleo AIP Pan Fried Chicken Thighs - www.thehalthnutmama.com

AIP, Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Gluten Free

I have to say that Pan Fried Chicken Thighs are probably my ultimate favorite way to cook them. So simple, quick & delicious! Pan-Fried Chicken Thighs are one of my quick go-to weeknight dinners. I just add a starch like a baked sweet potato or squash & some greens.

Of Course, you could cook Chicken Breasts but Thighs are so much juicer & tastier.

Fat is Back!

Before Paleo & AIP I only ate white meat without the skin & no grease. That was back in my fat-free days. Remember Spray Pam? Boy, am I glad that’s over. Oh, how I missed Fat!

I feared dark meat because of the fat content. I didn’t realize that dark meat is the tastiest part of the chicken. I was so afraid of it! Well, not anymore. I actually prefer them with skin & bones, but it is so hard to find organic ones where I live.

Whoever came up with the concept that fat would make you fat ought to be in prison. They made so many people sick, & I was one of them. I hate that it took me getting so sick before I finally realized how fat could not only taste good but was actually good for me. Of course, that depends on the fat. Make sure it is good fats!

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I avoid all processed oils if possible. The only time that it is hard to avoid is when eating out. I try my best, but sometimes, no matter how hard I try, I still get exposed. I wish restaurants would educate themselves. I do try to plan ahead & take my own if I know I will be having a salad.

Anyway, back to the Pan Fried Chicken Thighs. I like to generously season them with sea salt, garlic powder & onion powder on both sides. You can always sprinkle any herbs that you like for even more flavor. But I promise these are full of flavor. 

I cook my chicken in a well-seasoned black iron skillet. You don’t have to, but boy does it make a difference. They are crispy on the outside & juicy on the inside. You can also cook them on the grill.

 

Pan Fried Chicken Thighs are the easiest tastiest healthiest chicken you can cook. It is perfect for the AIP, Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole 30 & Keto Diets! #aip #paleo #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chicken #panfried #chickenthighs #healthy #thehealthnutmama

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  • Sprinkle generously with sea salt, garlic powder & onion powder.
  • Preheat pan & grease to med-med high heat. I prefer bacon grease.
  • When the grease is hot, put in thighs. If too hot, reduce heat.
  • Brown one side then flip to brown on the other side until the chicken is done.
  • You can put a lid or screen on to keep it from splattering. I like using this splatter screen. It allows steam to escape but keeps splatter at bay.

 

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Pan Fried Chicken Thighs are the easiest tastiest healthiest chicken you can cook. It is perfect for the AIP, Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole 30 & Keto Diets! #aip #paleo #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chicken #panfried #chickenthighs #healthy #thehealthnutmama

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Pan Fried Chicken Thighs

Pan Fried Chicken Thighs are the easiest tastiest healthiest chicken you can cook. It is perfect for the AIP, Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole 30 & Keto Diets! #aip #paleo #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chicken #panfried #chickenthighs #healthy #thehealthnutmama

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken Thighs
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • garlic powder (to taste)
  • onion powder (to taste)
  • 1-2 Tbs. bacon fat or EVOO

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle generously with sea salt, garlic powder & onion powder.
  2. Preheat pan & grease to med-med high heat. I prefer bacon grease.
  3. When grease is hot, put in thighs. If too hot, reduce heat.
  4. Brown on one side then turn to brown on the other side until chicken is done.


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