Lemon Spiced Chicken

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Thighs are a good choice for this meal, but you can use any cut of chicken you prefer.
12-16 pieces bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
1/3 cup olive oil
2 lemons, juiced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon spanish smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 small bunch fresh thyme sprigs
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Trim any excess fat from the chicken pieces. Put the chicken in a baking dish large enough to hold them comfortably (or divide between 2 dishes). Put the oil, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Pour over the chicken and turn to coat well. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for 6-8 hours.
3. Make sure all the chicken pieces are skin side up in the dish and roast in the preheated oven until browned and cooked through, 50-60 minutes. Serve immediately with the pan juices.
4. Makes 4 to 6 servings (3 to 4 pieces per person).
Meal   DinnerDish   Main Dish
Main Ingredient   Poultry

Dawn Knowlton

Member since Jan 2010

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