Jun 17, 2021 · Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper as desired, and then evenly brush or drizzle 1 to 2 US tbsp (15 to 30 mL) of olive oil over the chicken. Use approximately 1/4 tsp (1.25 g) of salt and 1/8 tsp (0.625 g) of black pepper if you do not have an established preference. Oct 09, 2020 · Tenderize the chicken. Place the chicken underneath a piece of plastic wrap. Use a small mallet (metal or wood) and gently pound the chicken thighs. Make sure that each of the thighs is of equal thickness, around 1/2 inch-3/4 inch. This will not only make your chicken more tender, but will allow you to cook the chicken evenly.