• 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the spices.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the spice mix. Toss to combine and set aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a cast-iron or oven-proof skillet over high heat. When the oil is very hot, add the chicken and stir fry until browned on all sides.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Serve hot with your favorite Paleo side.