Clean Eating Spicy Chicken Thighs

If you like spicy, you love this chicken. We were looking for a different way to spice up our regular lemon roasted chicken thighs. We kept the lemon but added a lot of heat. If you do not like it really spicy stick with Jon’s Famous Tuscan Chicken. If you want a medium heat chicken, do not marinate the chicken very long or cut the spices in half. Give this recipe a try I know it is one we will be making often.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • olive oil

Preparation

  1. In a bowl add, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne powder, salt and pepper. Add the lemon zest, juice and 1/4 cup of olive oil and mix to make a marinade.
  2. Add your chicken thighs to the marinade. make sure the chicken is fully coated and marinade for up to 2 hours. If you want less heat you can marinade for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 420F. Place chicken thighs in a roasting pan and roast for about 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  4. Turn on the broiler and broil until the skin is lightly crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.  Take the roasting pan out of the oven, set chicken thighs aside and let them rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve Hot and Enjoy!

Clean Eating Spicy Chicken Thighs

Clean Eating Spicy Chicken Thighs

Clean Eating Spicy Chicken Thighs

We served our chicken thighs with roasted corn and a mushroom herb couscous. So yummy!