Indian Spice Rubbed Chicken Thighs
Indian Spice Rubbed Chicken Thighs cook up really quickly for a fast weeknight meal. Indian spices are rubbed onto chicken thighs, cooked on the stovetop then roasted until brown and crispy.
Indian spice rub
I have a great collection of Indian spices because they can be used in so many combinations to create different flavors, so I use them a lot. One of my favorite ways to use the spices is in a rub like on these Indian spice rubbed chicken thighs.
When it comes to the simple spice rub, you can mix up any different combinations to create different flavors.
Can I use chicken breast?
Yes. I used to be a chicken breast only girl, it was white meat all the way for me. Since the thigh meat is richer tasting, I feel it can withstand the strong flavors of the spice blend.
In addition, not only are chicken thighs less expensive than chicken breasts, but they don’t dry out they way breasts do. You can use bone-in or boneless thighs or breasts. I prefer with skin for a crispy bite.
A combination cooking method is used by starting the chicken on the stove top by first crisping the thighs skin-side down. The pan in transferred to the oven to finish so the thighs are cooked all the way through. You can see how brown the skin gets from the spices and crispy too.
From star to finish, the thighs are finished in under 30 minutes so they make for a quick meal that I served along with curry vegetable basmati rice.
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