10-Minute Crispy Lemon Pepper Boneless Chicken Thighs Recipe by Donna John

10-Minute Crispy Lemon Pepper Boneless Chicken Thighs Recipe

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are such a convenient ingredient to cook during the week. Not only do they cook up fast and are versatile for so many different recipes, they're also hard to overcook and stay juicy and moist. Lemon pepper is my go-to seasoning blend right now, so I was excited to combine those citrusy, peppery flavors with chicken thighs. The result was a tasty chicken dinner that was on the table in about 10 minutes.

To make these crispy pan-fried chicken thighs you will need just five simple ingredients. Here is your short shopping list, though I bet you already have everything in your pantry already: flour, lemon pepper seasoning, parsley flakes, olive oil and, of course, boneless chicken thighs. The flour, lemon pepper seasoning and parsley flakes are stirred together to dredge the chicken in. The chicken is cooked in a skillet in olive oil until golden and crispy.

Serve this low-sodium, crispy chicken for dinner with your favorite side dishes. I served mine with creamy cheesy vegan grits (recipe coming!), caramelized cabbage and a fresh tossed salad with homemade salad dressing.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Check to see if your lemon pepper seasoning blend has salt. This will help you determine how much extra salt to use in the dish. For a low-sodium dinner, use a no- or low-sodium lemon pepper seasoning.
  • If desired, you could put the chicken on paper towels to absorb any excess olive oil before serving.
  • Try this recipe with other seasoning blends.
  • The parsley flakes can be omitted, but they do add color to the chicken.
  • You could use gluten-free flour to make this a gluten-free chicken dinner.
  • The chicken is cooked through at 165 degrees F internal temperature.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet (add more if needed). Combine the flour, lemon pepper seasoning and parsley flakes on a plate.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and then dredge in the seasoned flour. Put into the hot oil and cook until golden brown on one side.
  3. Flip the chicken over and continue to cook until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 425

Total Fat: 30.9g

Saturated Fat: 5.4g

Cholesterol: 89mg

Sodium: 93mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7.2g

Dietary Fiber: 0.6g

Total Sugars: 0.1g

Protein: 30.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 34mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 324mg

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Elisa Schmitz
So much flavor, plus the juiciness of chicken thighs. Total yum!

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