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Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

This roasted chicken recipe showcases juicy, flavorful chicken thighs with a lemony sauce that bakes itself in the pan. Roasted chicken thighs are the ideal weeknight dinner for busy families.Adapted from "Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys" by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan; 2009).

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

Source: Everyday Food, March 2010

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. In a bowl, toss chicken thighs with olive oil and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper and marinate 1 hour (or up to a day).

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roast chicken, skin side down, in an oiled roasting pan, 20 to 25 minutes; flip and roast 10 more minutes.

  3. Stir together grainy mustard and honey and season with salt and pepper. Brush glaze onto chicken and broil 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Calder says, "Make sure you save all those delicious lemony, chickeny juices that collect in the pan."

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