How Long to Cook Chicken Thighs on the Stovetop
Cooking chicken thighs on a stovetop only takes a few minutes, but how long depends on whether your pieces have bones.
- Boneless chicken thighs should be cooked 5-7 minutes per side.
- Bone-in chicken thighs should be cooked 8-10 minutes per side.
Start by cooking chicken thighs skin side down in a frying pan with melted butter over medium heat. When you flip them over, they should come off of the pan easily; if they stick, they're not quite ready to flip and you should give them a couple more minutes. After you've cooked them on both sides, you'll be able to tell that they're done when the juices run clear.