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Wednesday 11 March 2015

Lemony Chicken Thighs, which taste divine.

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Don't you just love chicken thighs with their skins on ? Well I do !

Take some simple, inexpensive chicken thighs. Add a taste of lemon, which makes the skin taste oh so crispy and melt-in-your-mouth good... and you have a great tasting meal. Buy thighs with the bone-in and the skin ON, I do - although you could have them bone removed if preferred !

Lemony Chicken Thighs
(serves 4-6)

Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon sea salt
10-12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
Salt and Pepper for seasoning

1. Mix the juice of 2 lemons, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl.
2. Toss chicken thighs in the liquid to coat, and marinate for 1-6 hours in the fridge, bringing chicken to room temperature for the last 30 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
4. Remove thighs from the marinade and place them skin-side up in a roasting pan or Pyrex dish. Roast for 45 minutes.
5. Cut into thigh to check meat is fully cooked. Clear juices should run from the piercing spot, or the temperature on a meat thermometer should read 175-180. If not done, pop back in oven for 5 minutes.
6. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Finish with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Now what would you serve these lovely lemony chicken thighs with?
Green Beans, Cauliflower, Broccoli ... the choice is yours.

My thanks to Anna for the original recipe idea here.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Chicken thighs should ALWAYS be eaten with skin on :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi - and thanks for leaving your comment. I to prefer my chicken cooked and eaten with the skin on.

All the best Jan