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Lemon and Herb-Roasted Chicken Thighs

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 thighs and 1 1/2 tablespoons olive mixture)
Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 25 minutes; other: 1 hourWe like using chicken thighs for this recipe because the meat is more flavorful and stands up to the robustness of the marinade. With a quick one-hour marinating period, this chicken dish received top ratings from our taste-testing panel, but you may marinate the chicken all day or overnight if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped green olives (such as Sicilian)
  • 8 (3-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 300
  • fat 17.9 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • protein 30.8 g
  • carbohydrate 2.7 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 112 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 288 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Remove 2 tablespoons marinade mixture; place in a small bowl, and stir in olives. Set aside.

  2. Add chicken to remaining marinade, tossing well to coat. Seal bag, and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 450°.

  4. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 25 minutes or until done. Place chicken on a serving platter. Spoon reserved olive mixture evenly over chicken.

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