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Seasoned Baked Chicken Thighs

These chicken thighs are so easy to prepare and yet taste as though you spent hours in the kitchen.  And they are perfect for those following a Paleo diet.

Seasoned Baked Chicken ThighsChicken thighs are made from the dark meat, so are naturally moist and removing the skin saves calories but does not lessen the juiciness of them.

I still have a few spring onions in my garden from last summer. They are HUGE now but still taste delicious and the garlic adds a nice tang to the center of the chicken.

Garlic and spring onions

The garlic and onion is spread over the inside of the thigh and then the other half of it is folded over.  No need to even use a toothpick.

chicken thigh with garlic and onionI made a rub of onion flakes, red pepper flakes, thyme, Kosher salt and cracked black pepper.  Herb rub for chicken

The outside of the chicken is seasoned with this rub.  Sprinkle with a bit of soy sauce and close, and then they are just baked for 30-40  minutes in a 375º F oven.  Easy peasy!

Herb seasoned chicken thighsFor a long time, I only ever ate boneless, skinless chicken breasts because of the calories.  But then I discovered antibiotic free, farm raised chicken thighs and I doubt I will ever go back to the dryer meat of the boneless breast as my favorite.  

And for those who follow a Paleo diet, fatty cuts of meat are encouraged when eating a paleo diet, especially if you keep your carbohydrate intake low, so chicken thighs work beautifully into your diet.

Seasoned baked chicken thighs.

And look at the result!  Who could resist these?

Seasoned baked chicken thighs

 

Yield: 6

Seasoned Baked Chicken Thighs

Seasoned Baked Chicken Thighs

Onions, garlic and red pepper gives a nice kick to these seasoned baked chicken thighs.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1/2 tbsp onion flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375º F. Cut up the onions and dice the garlic very finely. Spread it evenly on the chicken thighs, sprinkle with soy sauce and close the chicken thigh.
  2. Combine the seasonings and sprinkle over the chicken thighs. Place in an oven proof baking dish.
  3. Cook in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until the chicken in no longer pink inside.
  4. **Note: these are for garlic lovers. If you are not fond of garlic, reduce the amount of garlic to 1 clove, finely minced.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 690mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 28g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.


 

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