Friday, March 13, 2009

Lemon & Rosemary Chicken Thighs



Are you a thigh man? or a breast man?

I could go either way (though I am not a man).

I grew up eating dried out chicken breasts, baked for 2 hours too long, sprinkled with garlic powder and paprika, so when I discovered that there was such a thing as a chicken thigh, I was thrilled.

Oh, how I love that dark meat. It's so much tastier and juicier than white meat.

Here are my best thighs.

Lemon & Rosemary Chicken Thighs:

1 package of 6 chicken thighs, with skin (of course).
2 lemons, cut into 6 slices
6 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Lay your lemon slices in a 9 x 13 glass pan.

Now lay a sprig of fresh rosemary across each lemon slice.



Lay each thigh on top of a lemon slice.



Make a mixture of:

3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbsp kosher salt



Spoon this mixture over your thighs and bake in a 425 oven for about 55 minutes.



Baste with this delicious lemony garlic sauce before serving.



23 comments:

doggybloggy said...

I guess choosing a butt would not be a wise chicken choice so I will go with thighs too...these look juicy

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks yummy although I do prefer white meat.

Culinarywannabe said...

The things look so nice and golden. Delicious! The veggies look great as well. You are making healthy eating look great! :)

lisaiscooking said...

They look delicious. I could go either way, but Kurt is not a dark poultry meat man. I either go with breasts or cook both.

Maris said...

Between my "pretzel" photo and your thigh breast comment, we're really taking these food blogs to a WHOLE new level ;)

Culinary Cory said...

I can't wait until grilling season roles around. This will be perfect for the grill.

Lisa said...

I loved roasted chicken and a great idea to put the chicken pieces on lemon slices. I am going to try that next time.

Peter M said...

(both hands raised) I'm a thigh and leg man...tastiest part of the bird.

Good using the fresh rosemary...the dried stuff tends to burn in the oven.

noble pig said...

I love the thighs when smothered in sauces...this looks awesome and we lick my plate clean!

~RED~ said...

This looks wonderful! Thank you!

Colleen said...

I share your feelings on thighs - I grew up avoiding them because they were "dark" meat. But once I tried them recently, I am not going back! So delicious! This recipe looks great.

The Food Hunter said...

I love chicken and rosemary

LaDue & Crew said...

Yup, me too- Thighs, legs, anything dark. This looks so good, and easy. Love the flavor combination's!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I'm normally not a thigh person but you could win me over with that wicked looking skin!! Yumm!

Karen said...

These look really good and I'm with you on thighs :)

Lori Lynn said...

That is funny Stace "though I'm not a man."
Chicken thighs are underrated. Yours sound great!
LL

melissa said...

I pretty much only buy thighs now. And this might be the perfect simple, good dinner I was looking for this evening.

Randi Lynne said...

I bought some thighs a few days ago remembering I had seen a recipe that I wanted to try out. I plan on making these this weekend. It looks delicious!

Randi Lynne said...

This was great. Two words: Tasty and tender. :) Thanks!

Midge said...
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Midge said...

This recipe was FANTASTIC -- the meat was so tender, juicy and flavorful. The whole house smelled wonderful. I will be making this again SOON. Thank you for such a simple tasty recipe!

Colleen said...

Me again! I just posted these - they were SO delicious!

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