Crispy Mediterranean Baked Rooster Thighs

Pan of crispy baked chicken thighs surrounded by olives and caramelized onions

These baked, Mediterranean-inspired hen thighs are the BEST: smoky, satisfying, and SO fast and simple! Tender, crispy pores and skin hen is surrounded by roasted onions, olives, and (non-compulsory) dates. It’s the final word candy and savory occasion and everybody’s invited! 

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Dates, olives, chicken thighs, olive oil, onion, salt, and spices

How one can Make Crispy Mediterranean Baked Rooster Thighs

These Mediterranean-inspired hen thighs start with a FLAVOR-PACKED spice combo: cumin, coriander, cinnamon, smoked paprika, pink pepper flakes, and sea salt. It’s equal elements smoky, candy, spicy, salty, and simply SO good.

Rubbing smoky spices onto bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

After rubbing the hen thighs with the spice mix, we sear them in a forged iron skillet to create a golden brown, crispy crust.

Kalamata olives and onions surrounding crispy pan seared chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet

Sliced onions, dates, and kalamata olives then be a part of the occasion so as to add much more candy and salty taste. All the pieces bakes collectively till tender, caramelized, and able to end with a remaining squeeze of lemon juice for brightness.

Cast iron skillet of crispy baked Mediterranean chicken thighs with olives, dates, and onions

These Mediterranean baked hen thighs are the greatest! They’re:

Fast & simple
Tender on the within
& Crispy on the surface!

They’re wonderful with rice, quinoa, or potatoes for a easy meal. Or for extra veggies, pair with our Grain-Free Tabbouleh Salad (6 Components), Mediterranean-Impressed Cucumber Chickpea Salad, or Chickpea Shawarma Salad.

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Bowl of rice topped with a chicken thigh with crispy skin and tender meat

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook dinner Time 25 minutes

Whole Time 30 minutes

Servings 4 (Servings)

Course Major Course

Delicacies Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Impressed

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it hold? 2-3 Days

  • 4 (6-8 oz every) bone-in skin-on hen thighs (pasture-raised, natural when doable)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp floor cumin
  • 1 tsp floor coriander
  • 1 tsp floor cinnamon
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp pink pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, thinly sliced (1/2 small onion yields ~3/4 cup sliced)
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/3 cup medjool dates, pitted and chopped (non-compulsory)
  • Preheat oven to 375 levels F (190 C) and place a giant forged iron skillet (or different oven-safe skillet) on the stovetop.
  • In a small bowl, mix the salt, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, smoked paprika, and pink pepper flakes. Then season the hen thighs on each side with the seasoning combination. They need to be seasoned properly and evenly coated.

  • Warmth the skillet over medium to medium-high warmth and add the olive or avocado oil. You desire a very skinny layer of oil so the pores and skin will get crispy. As soon as the oil is sizzling, add the hen thighs and sear on all sides for about 3-4 minutes, or till a golden brown crust has fashioned.

  • Flip off the warmth and add the onion slices to the pan, putting the hen thighs pores and skin aspect up and adjusting so a number of the onions are beneath them. Then add the olives and dates (non-compulsory) across the hen.

  • Switch the skillet to the oven and bake for 10-Quarter-hour, or till the interior temperature is ~170 levels F (ensuring the thermometer doesn’t hit bone to get an correct studying).

  • Take away from the oven and let relaxation within the pan for ~5 minutes earlier than serving. We wish to serve ours with a squeeze of lemon over roasted potatoes, rice, or quinoa. Additionally, baking the hen with the olive oil and onions makes a very scrumptious juicy sauce that may be served on the aspect to pour over the hen!
  • Greatest when contemporary, although leftovers will hold coated within the fridge for as much as 3 days. Reheat within the oven or microwave till sizzling. Not freezer pleasant.

*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with out non-compulsory components.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 300 Carbohydrates: 3.6 g Protein: 19.3 g Fats: 23 g Saturated Fats: 5.3 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.2 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0.9 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 110 mg Sodium: 852 mg Potassium: 266 mg Fiber: 0.8 g Sugar: 0.6 g Vitamin A: 324 IU Vitamin C: 0.9 mg Calcium: 18 mg Iron: 1.2 mg


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