Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

It was another cold and dreary day today here in Portland so I was in the mood for comfort food. I picked up some bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs at the grocery store today along with some fresh parsley and a small shallot, and decided to simply roast the chicken thighs with a herb-shallot mixture rubbed directly on the meat under the skin. I didn’t want the chicken to cook in all the grease from the skin, so I put a couple of metal cooling racks in my baking sheet and cooked the chicken on top. The chicken turned out crispy on the outside and so flavorful and juicy inside without being greasy. We all thought these herb-shallot roasted chicken thighs were amazing, even my daughter who isn’t a huge chicken fan. Yay for small victories!

Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

How to Make Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place two metal cooling racks in a large baking sheet then coat the racks with cooking spray.

Combine the fresh parsley, minced shallot, minced garlic, and olive oil, along with a bit of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes together in a small bowl. Stir until well combined.

Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

Carefully rinse the chicken thighs under cold water then pat them dry with a paper towel. Gently separate the skin from the top of the thigh, without removing it completely from the meat and edges. Spread some of the herb-shallot mixture directly on the thigh meat then cover with the skin. Repeat with the remaining thighs. Spread whatever olive oil is left in the bowl over the top of the chicken thighs then season both sides well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; place on the cooling racks on the baking sheet.

Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

Place into the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet and continue to roast for another 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest on the cooling racks for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy.

Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

 

 

 

Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

 

Yield: 4-5  

Total Time: 40-45 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

1 ½ tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh parsley
½ small shallot, minced
3 small cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes, to taste, optional
5 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place two metal cooling racks in a large baking sheet then coat the racks with cooking spray.

Combine the olive oil, fresh parsley, minced shallot, minced garlic, and olive oil, along with a bit of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes together in a small bowl. Stir until well combined.

Carefully rinse the chicken thighs under cold water then pat them dry with a paper towel. Gently separate the skin from the top of the thigh, without removing it completely from the meat and edges. Spread some of the herb-shallot mixture directly on the thigh meat then cover with the skin. Repeat with the remaining thighs. Spread whatever olive oil is left in the bowl over the top of the chicken thighs then season both sides well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; place on the cooling racks on the baking sheet.

Place into the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet and continue to roast for another 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest on the cooling racks for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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8 Comments

  1. The chicken looks and sounds very good, but the pasta dish looks even better.

  2. Such a great combination of flavours Pam.
    Love it!!
    Love,
    Lia xx

  3. Hooray for small victories, indeed! Looks like a great flavor combination, and I love the crispy outside!

  4. These look beautiful! I never roast chicken thighs for some strange reason. I feel inspired!