Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs

Roasting chicken is a great weeknight technique because it’s hands-free and hard to mess up.

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 4 large skin-on boneless chicken thighs
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 sprigs oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Thinly slice half the lemon and discard any seeds. Cut the remaining lemon half into 2 wedges. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  2. Coat a large, oven-safe skillet with 1 teaspoon oil. Add the chicken skin side down. Place the skillet over medium heat and cook, letting the skin render. Pour off any excess fat to keep a thin coating int the pan until the chicken is cooked halfway through (about 10 minutes).
  3. Place half the lemon slices over the chicken and half on the bottom of the skillet. Transfer the skillet to the oven, leaving the chicken skin side down. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crisp (6-8 minutes).
  4. Transfer the chicken pieces and the lemon slices from the bottom of the skillet to a warm platter. Take the lemon slices that were on top of the chicken and place back on the skillet. Return the skillet to medium heat. Add the oregano, rosemary, thyme, shallot, garlic, red pepper flakes, and mustard. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add wine. Cook over medium heat until reduced by half (about 1-2 minutes). Add the broth and cook until thickened (about 3 minutes). Squeeze 1 lemon wedge into the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil. Return the chicken to the skillet, skin side up to re-warm. Serve, topped with caramelized lemon slices.
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

Source : allrecipes.Com

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