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Crispy Chicken Thighs with Pesto Pasta Recipe

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Pesto Pasta Recipe

How to make Crispy Chicken Thighs with Pesto Pasta ? Crispy Chicken Thighs With Pesto pie this recipe is very tasty. and it's easy to prepare.
Course Dinner
Cuisine international
Keyword Crispy Chicken Thighs with Pesto Pasta Recipe, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350kcal


  • bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (as many as you can eat and will fit in your oven proof pan)
  • vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • cavatappi pasta (enough for everyone-for 2 people we used half a box and had leftovers)
  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite pesto, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Rinse chicken thighs and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In an oven proof pot or skillet cover bottom of pan with a layer of vegetable oil. Heat vegetable oil over high heat until it begins to smoke.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add chicken thighs, skin down. Be careful, it will splatter. Cook for 15 minutes. Do not turn.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta until just before it reaches al dente.
  • After 15 minutes, remove chicken from pan. Drain drippings.
  • Add pasta, chicken broth, and pesto to the pan. Toss to coat. Add more pesto if desired.
  • Place chicken on top of the pasta, skin sides up.
  • Place pot in the oven, uncovered for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.