Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crazy good super moist chicken thighs

If you don't try this you don't deserve to exist. Okay, that may a bit harsh but really...these are amazing. I was inspired by this recipe:http://eatlivepaleo.com/2012/01/18/spicy-lemon-paprika-chicken-thighs/#comment-166

As usual I put my own spin on it. ..

2-3 lbs chicken thighs. Bone-in and skin on(duh)
2 tbl turmeric
1 tbl garlic powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp paprika
2-3 tbl lemon juice (zest would be good here but I didn't have any)
2-3tbl (who am I kidding, it was probably 1/2 cup) olive oil

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl making a paste. Then add chicken, turning to coat on all sides. Let sit for several hours.
Roast at 420 for 30 minutes. Flip halfway through. After 30 mins flip again(skin side should be up) and cook under the broiler for a few minutes until the skin is nice and crispy.

Make sure to pour some juice/fat/bits of yummy from the pan onto the chicken. Or eat it from the spatula as I did. Make sure you have plenty of napkins, these are sooo juicy!


  1. I discovered chicken thighs a year or so ago...I couldn't believe it. I mostly thought of chicken as either breasts (easy to eat but dry and boring) or drumsticks (yummy but annoying to navigate and like barely two bites of meat). I was like IT'S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!!! Lol. This recipe looks so nomful.

  2. Me too, Em!! Thighs are SOOOO much more yummy (juicy, moist, full of flavor)than breasts, AND easy to 'navigate'!