Recipe: Citrus-Kissed Baked Chicken

Serves 4

  • 8 skinless chicken thighs, bone in
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup pitted ripe olives
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice


Preheat oven to 350°.

In a nonreactive bowl, marinate the chicken thighs in the lemon juice, salt, pepper and paprika for at least 30 minutes and up to two hours.

Heat olive oil in a skillet, and then remove the chicken from the marinade and brown on all sides. Place the browned chicken in a baking dish. Add the olives, onion, tomatoes, and orange juice.

Cover dish with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and, when pierced, juices run clear.