Chicken Thighs  with Cabbage Salad

Budget-friendly Chicken Thighs  with Cabbage Salad

Juicy, tender and flavorful! These chicken thighs are not only budget-friendly, quick and simple to make but they are perfect for a healthy satisfying lunch or dinner. I love recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or under and this is one of those.

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A few days ago I was spending time with one of my daughters. We did a spa day, drank some wine and of course, we cooked. It would be a crime if I didn’t include food:). I wanted to cook something simple and fast so there it was in the fridge a package of boneless skinless chicken thighs. I grabbed a few spices from my pantry and voila! This recipe came to life.

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The chicken thighs came out so tender and delish that I decided to share this recipe with you. These are perfect over white rice or paired with my yellow corn rice. In this recipe, I decided to serve over a delicious cabbage salad which I drizzled with one of my favorite salad dressings.

a bowl with cabbage salad

These are the ingredients you’ll need: 

  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • oil

To make the Salad:

  • Red cabbage
  • White cabbage
  • Grape tomatoes

And for the Salad dressing:

  • Olive oil
  • salt
  • Ginger
  • Apple cider vinegar

How to make Juicy, tender and flavorful chicken thighs

Step 1:  Season the chicken thighs with garlic, salt, chili powder, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Then heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and place the chicken.

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Step 2: Sear the chicken thighs for about 5 minutes or until they are easy to flip over. Sear the other side for an extra 5 minutes and add some water.

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Step 3: Continue cooking until the water evaporates and the meat starts to brown. Flip the meat allowing the other side to brown as well. Now its time to let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving.

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This is how all come together, 

Get your cutting board and start slicing the chicken thighs

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Place the chicken thigh pieces over you already seasoned salad and enjoy!

Chicken Thighs  with Cabbage Salad

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Simple-and-delicious-chicken-thighs-recipe

BUDGET-FRIENDLY CHICKEN THIGHS WITH CABBAGE SALAD

Juicy, tender and flavorful! These chicken thighs are not only budget-friendly, quick and simple to make but they are perfect for a healthy satisfying lunch or dinner. I love recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or under and this is one of those.

Course Dinner,
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken recipe, chicken thighs, easy lunch/dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 224 kcal

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon salt ( I use kosher salt)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I use canola oil)

To make the Salad:

  • 1 cup red cabbage
  • 1 cup white cabbage
  • 1/2 grape tomatoes

And for the Salad dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ginger (puree)
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

How to make Juicy, tender and flavorful chicken thighs

  1. Season the chicken thighs with garlic, salt, chili powder, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Then heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and place the chicken.

  2. Sear the chicken thighs for about 5 minutes or until they are easy to flip over. Sear the other side for an extra 5 minutes and add some water.

  3. Continue cooking until the water evaporates and the meat starts to brown (about 2 to 4 minutes). Flip the meat allowing the other side to brown as well for about 2 minutes. remove from the heat and now its time to let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
BUDGET-FRIENDLY CHICKEN THIGHS WITH CABBAGE SALAD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 1616mg67%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 494IU10%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

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