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7 Best Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken thigh recipes are the best for impressively easy, and healthy dinners! Enjoy this roasted basil chicken with kumquats for a burst of flavor. And feel free to switch the kumquats with cherry tomatoes for a year-round alternative.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipes, chicken thigh recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup kumquats
  • 1 red onion sliced into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil for garnishing


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Place the chicken thighs, sliced kumquats and red onion in a cast iron or oven safe dish. Drizzle olive oil over everything and use your fingers to make sure everything is coated, including both sides of the chicken.
  • Season the chicken with the dried basil, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 40-50 minutes or until cooked through.
  • If you'd like the top of the chicken more golden, turn the top broiler on for the last 5 minutes of cooking.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg