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Stir-Fried Chicken Thighs

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These Stir-Fried Chicken thighs are so good! Tender, flavorful, and quick to make! What’s not to like?!  Sautéed in garlic/tomato sauce and seasoned with earthy flavors of cumin.


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  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika seasoning of your choice (smoked or regular, or spicy)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seasoning
  • 1 large tomato
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped and divided


  1. Prepare the Chicken: remove skin and bones from the chicken thighs, if you didn’t purchase the boneless, skinless thighs. Cut the chicken thighs into quarters.
  2. Sauté the Chicken: add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Using tongs, place about half of the chicken thighs onto the heated skillet, so as not to overcrowd them. Sauté each side for 4 to 5 minutes, until browned. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the second batch, adding one tablespoon of oil.
  3. Add seasoning: Transfer the first batch of the chicken back into the skillet with the second batch and add the salt, parsley flakes (if using), pepper, paprika, and cumin. Stir well to combine. Stir in half of the fresh cilantro.
  4. Prepare the sauce: while the chicken is cooking, use a blender to blend together the tomato and garlic cloves. Pour the sauce over the chicken and cook the chicken for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and spices to taste, if necessary. Serve warm. Sprinkle with more chopped cilantro, as garnish.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Dinner Recipes
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired

Keywords: Chicken Thighs, Meat Recipes, Cumin Chicken