Your search for an irresistible chicken dish is over. These chicken thighs have perfectly crispy skin, thanks to the hot cast iron skillet, and are completely juicy, thanks to the rich brown butter sauce they cook in. It's truly the best of both worlds.
The real key to success here is the super-flavorful sauce for the chicken. You first brown butter in a skillet, then stir in honey, garlic, and lemon. The nutty brown butter is balanced perfectly by the sweet honey, spicy garlic, and tart lemon.
Searing the chicken thighs first also ensures that you get that signature golden-brown, crispy skin that you're looking for with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. Once your sauce is ready, you can add those seared thighs back into the pan to let it cook in the sauce for a bit.
Serve these with extra lemon and some roasted or steamed broccoli on the side. If you're looking for something else to round out the meal, some quick-cooking white rice or quinoa would be perfect vessels to soak up that amazing sauce.
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