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Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

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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).

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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  • lillianbarlow
    1 FEB, 2016
    What herb are you using in the marinade?
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  • fiberpirate
    4 AUG, 2014
    Chicken thighs are the least expensive meat that I have found. This recipe dresses them up and makes them special. Quick, easy, cheap to make, and my entire family will eat them.
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  • STeven_STeele
    27 APR, 2014
    This is the 2nd time I've made this quick/easy recipe. The first time I didn't have time to marinate the chicken and it turned out quite tasty. This time, I'm giving it a couple of hours to marinate. Bet those flavors are even better!
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  • Pattyn0tpat
    11 MAR, 2014
    I just made this fabulous dish and it was the best chicken I've ever tasted! I didn't have time to let chicken marinate and it still was incredible! This will be added to my specialties.
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  • MS12531157
    17 NOV, 2013
    This was good! I usually don't like the dark meat but my husband prefers it so I looked up a good recipe for chicken thigh and found this one. I had to cook it longer because it was still partially frozen and I didn't glaze it because it'd be too sweet for my husband (diabetic). I have to admit that it was tasty, especially with the honey-mustard sauce simply spooned over the chicken instead of glazing it. Will make this again!
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  • thomasdehart
    4 OCT, 2013
    I am thinking that maybe the sauce is used for dumplings, mixing to make like a gravy. The recipe does not inform on what the saved sauce is for, this is an idea I had when reading the note from the author. I will try out some things with this and see what might work best with this ingredient. Best wishes to all. Cheers!!!
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  • anitalatte
    27 JAN, 2013
    I think this is a great recipe. Easy and fun. Although I don't know how to use the marinade afterwards.
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  • SharonBusbee
    21 OCT, 2012
    This was pretty bland. Maybe I didn't marinate long enough. Easy enough and I liked the crispy crust it came out with. But the meat was just blah. Next time will try leaving it overnight in marinade.
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  • Karen Kn
    8 OCT, 2012
    Elegant enough for a dinner party, easy enough for a family supper. I served it with rice, thickened the drippings, made some asparagus and salads. Easy dinner - and it will be come a favorite at my house.
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  • Karen Kn
    8 OCT, 2012
    Elegant enough for a dinner party, easy enough for a family supper. I served it with rice, thickened the drippings, made some asparagus and salads. Easy dinner - and it will be come a favorite at my house.
    Reply