Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs with Pan Gravy
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Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs with Pan Gravy

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 5 chicken thighs, bone-in skin on
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine the flour, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper together in a bowl; mix well. Before dredging chicken, remove 3 tablespoons of the seasoned flour and set aside for later use when making the gravy.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • Season both sides of the chicken thighs evenly with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Dredge the seasoned chicken thighs in the seasoned flour on both sides then place directly into the HOT skillet skin side down, and cook for 4 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and flips easily.
  • Flip the chicken over and place into the preheated oven. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and use tongs to remove the chicken from the skillet to a serving plate. Set aside.
  • Place the skillet and the chicken juices on the stove top over medium-high heat. Remove all but 3 tablespoons of liquid from the skillet. 
  • Add the reserved three tablespoons of seasoned flour to the skillet and cook, whisking often for 2 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly, whisk in the chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Taste the gravy then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed.
  • Serve the chicken thighs with the pan gravy on the side. Serve immediately. Enjoy.