Middle Eastern Herb and Garlic Chicken Thighs

 

Middle Eastern Herb and Garlic Chicken Thighs on a wooden platter with lemon wedges and mint

Middle Eastern herb and garlic chicken thighs is one of those recipes you stumble across every so often that delivers and you readily add it to your quick and very tasty mid-week chicken dinner repertoire. It’s a winner!

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Garlic, parsley, mint, thyme and oregano perfume the chicken along with lemon zest and juice mingled with extra virgin olive oil to make a delicious jus. Serve with thick Greek yogurt that’s mixed with garlic and lemon zest and a good wedge of lemon on the side. Delicious!

Sumac

Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice from the sumac bush that produces deep, red berries which are dried and ground to a powder. It has a tangy, lemony flavour, less tart than fresh lemon juice. It is becoming widely available in large supermarkets. Omit it from this recipe if you can’t find it and you’ll still have a delicious chicken dish.

Chicken thighs

We much prefer chicken thighs skin on, and bone in. The meat is moist, tender and full of flavour.

Middle Eastern Herb and Garlic Chicken Thighs on a wooden platter with silver tongs
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Middle Eastern Herb and Garlic Chicken Thighs


  • Author: Recipe Winners, recipe by Melisa Clark- NYT
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 pieces

Description

Middle Eastern herb and garlic chicken thighs can be marinated for 15 minutes to 24 hours if you’re really planning ahead. You can prepare the chicken in the marinade and freeze ahead also.


Ingredients

chicken

  • 6 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
  • 6 fat cloves of garlic, grated on a microplane or minced
  • juice and zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons italian parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried oregano or marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sumac – optional
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, plus some more for garnish
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chilli flakes 

yogurt sauce

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • zest and juice of 1 medium lemon – to taste

Instructions

chicken

  • combine chicken thighs and all ingredients and mix to coat evenly with marinade
  • cover and marinade  refrigerated from 15 minutes to 24 hours
  • preheat oven, to 180 c (350 f)
  • place chicken skin side up in a snug baking dish and pour any marinade over chicken
  • place on middle shelf of oven
  • cook for 20 minutes and remove chicken from oven, baste with juices, return to oven for a further 15-20 minutes
  • chicken is cooked when skin is golden brown
  • enjoy!

yogurt sauce

  • combine all ingredients and mix well

  • Category: meat and chicken
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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