Crispy to the ROOT Chicken Thighs
Ahh, crispy chicken thighs that are perfectly crisp and moist. Yes, I said it- moist. Why does this word set so many people off? When I hear it, I think about mouth-watering meat dishes and heavenly pieces of cake. The word “moist” couldn’t bring me more joy and excitement…! Roasting chicken could be one of the easiest things you can do to help you save time in the kitchen. You pretty much set it and forget it. I check the temperature about 5-10 minutes before the cooking time is up, just to be sure the meat doesn’t become dry & that’s it. I wanted to share this one pan recipe with you because beyond how delicious it is, the preparation and cleanup are a piece of cake. Yes, a moist piece of cake.
We have such a busy weekend planned. I was supposed to have a lifestyle photoshoot with two of my best blogger gal pals on Sunday, but unfortunately we had to reschedule. Instead, I’ll be churning through (3) ebook recipes and (2) blog recipes instead. It’s going to be a busy, busy Sunday. As for today and tomorrow, my husband and I will be going to the gym, eating plenty of food and possibly going to see a movie. Last weekend was Natural Products Expo West, and I definitely over exhausted myself over the course of those three days. I can’t wait to mostly relax this weekend and get back on my normal schedule. There’s something so calming and peaceful about that, am I right? I’m also going to be making more of my Creamy Cauliflower Soup on Sunday because my hubby responded very well to it. Also meaning, it was gone before I could check for leftovers…! Something similar happened when I made the Dark Chocolate Caramel Cups. They were supposed to be for Tim’s coworker’s birthday, but he ate them all again. Why don’t I hide things anymore again??
What’s also extremely calming: how easy this dish is to make. I was able to fit everything into one baking pan and it should last for about four meals. I always get super excited creating low maintenance but delicious meals because that means I get to refocus my energy towards the rest of the tasks I have waiting for me that day. Hello, priorities: yummy food that’s easy to make. Shouldn’t that be everyone’s number one priority? Set it and forget it, baby!
Enjoy. This dish is a serious diamond in the rough!
- 2 1/2 pounds bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, about 6-8
- 5-6 carrots cut into 1/2" pieces
- 4 white sweet potatoes cut into quarters or halves
- 1 yellow onion cut into quarters
- 20 garlic cloves whole
- 3 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil or ghee melt the ghee if using
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme roughly chopped
- kosher salt and black pepper to taste
|Cook Time||60 minutes|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Wash the carrots and white sweet potatoes well and pat dry with a paper towel. Chop into quarters and transfer to the parchment lined baking sheet. Add the onion and garlic cloves; scatter them all around evenly.
- Rinse the chicken under cold running water and pat as dry as you can with paper towels.
- Spread the chicken thighs on top of the vegetables, leaving a few inches between them.
- Drizzle with oil and using a brush, be sure each chicken thigh surface is completely covered with it.
- Sprinkle with fresh herbs, salt and pepper.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your chicken thighs. Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This will take roughly 1 hour - 1 hour, 20 minutes. About 7-10 minutes before the chicken is ready, go ahead and stick it under the broiler. That'll crisp up the skin perfectly. Be sure to turn the pan 180 degrees half way through!
- Remove everything from the oven and serve right away!
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