Crispy Chicken Thighs

Very crispy chicken thighs, it is possible even at home. Chef Valentine Guénin gives us her chef's secret for golden skin. It's incredibly easy, you just have to know it!

Ingredients for 4 persons

  • 4 free-range chicken thighs
  • Butter or cooking oil if the chicken is not fatty enough


If you are raising the legs yourself from a whole chicken, here are the first steps. Otherwise, you can skip straight to cooking.

Preparing the thighs :

  • Cut the skin between the carcass and the thigh to reveal the muscle. Dislocate the femur.
  • Turn the chicken over to take out the soy-l'y-leash with your finger or a paring knife.
  • Turn the chicken over again and cut the flesh along the bone to detail the thigh.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Cooking the thighs :

  • Salt generously on the flesh side.
  • Place the chicken thighs skin side down in a cold skillet. Begin cooking over medium heat. You can add a little butter if your chicken thighs are not fatty enough.
  • As soon as you hear the chicken thighs crackling in the pan, put a smaller pan on it. That way, the skin of the thighs doesn't shrink and that's what will make it as crispy as you want!
  • Continue cooking for about 15 minutes.

And it's ready! Treat yourself !

You can accompany them with a gribiche sauce, it's extra! (The sauce recipe is coming soon!)

Find the recipe in video

Link to Instagram video here.

Recette avec couteau de chef Atma et planche à découper
Recette avec couteau de chef Atma et planche à découper

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