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Dad’s Signature Boneless Chicken Thigh

When I was a little girl, my father always cooked his signature recipe of boneless chicken thighs. Every time we had a family reunion, he made this dish because it was such a hit with the family—even the kids loved it. This recipe was so popular during our family gatherings that even now he’s still asked to make it!

Family gatherings and cooking for a large group of people in general can be very stressful. Good thing you came across this explainer! We’re here to make life easier for you—and satisfy your appetite. I can guarantee that anyone who tries this recipe will love it—although, maybe not the vegetarians.

Not only will this recipe have your guests begging for more, but it’s really easy and quick to make. Plus, this dish is extremely flavourful—it’s a win-win!

As the boneless chicken thighs are being cooked, the smell of sesame oil and garlic makes you so hungry that you just can’t wait until they’re done. Thankfully, the cooking process is very quick—it only takes about 9-10 minutes per batch.

Without further ado, these are the ingredients you’ll need:

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  • 450g of boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • A handful of sliced spring onions


Place the chicken thighs in a large bowl and mix in all of the ingredients—except the spring onions. Make sure that while you’re mixing, both sides of the chicken thighs are covered with the oil and spices.

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Marinate: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

As a tip, the longer you marinate, the better. The recipe calls for the thighs to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but if you have the time, do it for longer. I find that the longer I marinate, the more flavourful the chicken is.

If you don’t have time to marinate for 30 minutes, that’s fine as well—your chicken will just be a little less flavourful. Sometimes, when I’m in a rush, I don’t marinate at all—the chicken thighs still taste great though!

Fry the Chicken Thighs: Place chicken thighs on a skillet, one at a time. Make sure you lay the chicken flat, so they don’t fold.

Over high heat, sear the chicken thighs for about one minute per side, until both sides become nicely browned. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for another four minutes, flipping the thighs twice during the process until they are fully cooked through.

Add some Green: Lastly, top the chicken thighs with some spring onion and serve with your favourite side dish—I love eating it with rice.

Now, it’s time to eat. See how easy this recipe was to make? Quick, simple, and delicious. I hope you enjoy making this dish as much as you do eating it! It won’t be long till you go back for seconds, or even thirds!

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