Crispy Chicken Thigh with Rosemary Butter

The Trick to Making a Crispy Chicken Thigh

Behold! The most coveted of keto dinner items and I’ve unlocked the secret to coming away with a crispy chicken thigh every time. There are a couple of key aspects to getting the perfect crispy chicken thigh which I’ll share with you in this post. Chicken thigh’s are a keto staple due to their relatively cheap price tag along with the high fat content provided by the skin, which we plan on crisping to perfection!
 
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Moisture – The Enemy!

Moisture is the enemy of crispiness, everyone knows it. Now how do we go about getting a super dry skin, perfect for crispifying without drying out the whole thigh? It’s simple. You want to set the thighs out with a healthy sprinkling of salt for about 1 hour prior to cooking. Skin side up. This will draw all of the moisture out of the chicken skin. By the time you check back an hour later you should notice water visible on top of the skin. Just prior to cooking pat the skin dry with a paper towel. The drier the crispier!
 
crispy chicken thigh pan angle
 

Season Under the Skin

Aside from getting the skin as dry as possible, this is the 2nd step to crispiness and flavor. Tuck a generous handful of seasonings under the skin. This will not only provide flavor, but will also ensure separation between meat and skin. This will allow for the skin to get extra crispy and the meat to be nice and tender.
 
crispy chicken thigh cut
 

Chop and Serve

You can serve the thighs in their whole form, but I love cutting these into big chunks and serving them over some buttery cauliflower rice. This provides a great cross section in which you can see all the delicious seasonings underneath the skin, the crispy chicken thigh skin itself, and the moist meat below! The perfect keto meal is served!
 
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Rosemary Butter!
 

 
NUTRITION (per thigh)
Search “Ketoconnect – Crispy Chicken Thigh” On MyFitnessPal.com
Calories: 356.5cals
Fat: 31g
Carbs: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 20g
NET CARBS: 0g

 


 

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Crispy Chicken Thigh with Rosemary Butter
Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    4 thighs 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    25 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 thighs 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    25 minutes
    crispy chicken thigh overhead
    Crispy Chicken Thigh with Rosemary Butter
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      4 thighs 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      25 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 thighs 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      25 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: thighs
      Instructions
      1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
      2. Remove the bone from the chicken thighs.
      3. Place chicken things on a cutting board and pat dry.
      4. Throughly coat the top of the skin and under the skin with the seasoning mix. Also put 1/2 tablespoon of butter under the skin of each thigh.
      5. Use remaining seasoning mix to rub on the back of the thighs.
      6. Add coconut oil/ ghee to pan and place thighs on skillet with the skin facing down.
      7. Cook for about 10 minutes or until skin is crispy and flip over and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked through.
      8. Serve warm and enjoy!