These baked, Mediterranean-inspired hen thighs are the BEST: smoky, satisfying, and SO fast and straightforward! Tender, crispy pores and skin hen is surrounded by roasted onions, olives, and (optionally available) dates. It’s the last word candy and savory celebration and everybody’s invited!
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The way to Make Crispy Mediterranean Baked Hen Thighs
These Mediterranean-inspired hen thighs start with a FLAVOR-PACKED spice combo: cumin, coriander, cinnamon, smoked paprika, purple pepper flakes, and sea salt. It’s equal components smoky, candy, spicy, salty, and simply SO good.
After rubbing the hen thighs with the spice mix, we sear them in a cast iron skillet to create a golden brown, crispy crust.
Sliced onions, dates, and kalamata olives then be part of the celebration so as to add much more candy and salty taste. All the things bakes collectively till tender, caramelized, and able to end with a closing squeeze of lemon juice for brightness.
These Mediterranean baked hen thighs are the finest! They’re:
Fast & simple
Tender on the within
& Crispy on the surface!
They’re superb with rice, quinoa, or potatoes for a easy meal. Or for extra veggies, pair with our Grain-Free Tabbouleh Salad (6 Ingredients), Mediterranean-Inspired Cucumber Chickpea Salad, or Chickpea Shawarma Salad.
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Servings 4 (Servings)
- 4 (6-8 oz every) bone-in skin-on hen thighs (pasture-raised, natural when attainable)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp floor cumin
- 1 tsp floor coriander
- 1 tsp floor cinnamon
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp purple pepper flakes
- 1 tsp olive or avocado oil
- 1/2 small yellow onion, thinly sliced (1/2 small onion yields ~3/4 cup sliced)
- 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
- 1/3 cup medjool dates, pitted and chopped (optionally available)
Preheat oven to 375 levels F (190 C) and place a large cast iron skillet (or different oven-safe skillet) on the stovetop.
In a small bowl, mix the salt, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, smoked paprika, and purple pepper flakes. Then season the hen thighs on either side with the seasoning combination. They need to be seasoned effectively and evenly coated.
Warmth the skillet over medium to medium-high warmth and add the olive or avocado oil. You desire a very skinny layer of oil so the pores and skin will get crispy. As soon as the oil is scorching, add the hen thighs and sear on both sides for about 3-4 minutes, or till a golden brown crust has fashioned.
Flip off the warmth and add the onion slices to the pan, inserting the hen thighs pores and skin aspect up and adjusting so a few of the onions are beneath them. Then add the olives and dates (optionally available) across the hen.
Switch the skillet to the oven and bake for 10-Quarter-hour, or till the inner temperature is ~170 levels F (ensuring the thermometer doesn’t hit bone to get an correct studying).
Take away from the oven and let relaxation within the pan for ~5 minutes earlier than serving. We wish to serve ours with a squeeze of lemon over roasted potatoes, rice, or quinoa. Additionally, baking the hen with the olive oil and onions makes a very scrumptious juicy sauce that may be served on the aspect to pour over the hen!
Finest when recent, although leftovers will preserve lined within the fridge for as much as 3 days. Reheat within the oven or microwave till scorching. Not freezer pleasant.
*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with out optionally available components.
Serving: 1 serving Energy: 300 Carbohydrates: 3.6 g Protein: 19.3 g Fats: 23 g Saturated Fats: 5.3 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.2 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0.9 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 110 mg Sodium: 852 mg Potassium: 266 mg Fiber: 0.8 g Sugar: 0.6 g Vitamin A: 324 IU Vitamin C: 0.9 mg Calcium: 18 mg Iron: 1.2 mg