Lemon-spiced chicken thighs

Posted: February 7, 2015 by nietize in Chicken
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From The Newlyweds’ Cookbook
Ingredients

Serves 4

1.5 lb Chicken Thighs (with skin on)
1/6 cup extra virgin olive oil
Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
A small bunch of thyme sprigs, fresh
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

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Trim any excess fat from the chicken pieces. Put the chicken in a large baking dish. Put the oil, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Pour over the chicken and turn to coat well. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.

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Make sure all the chicken pieces are skin side up in the dish and roast in a preheated oven at 400ºF until browned and cooked through, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve immediately with the pan juices poured over.

Ridiculously easy to make and packs good flavour. Used rosemary instead of thyme as I had loads in the fridge.

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