A pan of chicken thighs with thyme, garlic, and spices
Why Covering The Pan When Cooking Chicken Thighs Is A Major Mistake
Avoid covering the pan when cooking chicken thighs to achieve crispy skin. Keeping the lid on traps steam, leading to condensation and preventing the skin from drying out.
You may be wondering if you should just opt for a skinless cut instead, but the skin plays a big role in keeping the meat from drying out. Plus, the crispy skin is delicious and flavorful.
Avoid high heat and cook your chicken thighs on medium-low for a longer time to achieve tender, juicy interiors and perfectly golden-brown exteriors.