Delicious Crispy Skin Chicken Thighs

These delicious crispy skin chicken thighs are just so easy to cook but fully packed with flavor. This is my go-to recipe for when I am looking for a barbecue kind of chicken but not in the mood to light up the barbecue grill.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Delicious Crispy Skin Chicken Thighs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 kg Chicken Thighs
  • Zest of 1 Medium Lemon
  • Juice of 1 Medium Lemon
  • 1 tbsp AVK 10 Spice Blend
  • 1 tbsp AVK 7 Spice Blend
  • 1 tbsp Cayenne Powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


  • In a bowl, zest and juice the whole lemon. Remove any seeds in the juice.
  • Add in Aftrad Village Kitchen's 10 Spice Blend, the pepper mix (cayenne pepper & Aftrad Village Kitchen 7 Spice Blend), the oil and salt to taste. Mix well until incorporated.
  • Add in the the chicken thighs and massage the spice mix really well into the chicken. Cover and allow it to season for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Heat up a griddle pan until hot. Place the chicken with the skin side down first. Let the chicken sear for about 3-5 minutes until it is charred on the edges. Turn the chicken and sear the other side as well.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Remove the chicken and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the chicken thighs for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Once cooked, remove and serve warm with a drizzle of the juices on the top.