Smoked paprika pairs perfectly with sweet roasted carrots and garlic in this rich one-dish meal. It’s important to use skin on, bone in chicken thighs for the best flavor, but boneless, skinless chicken breasts could be used in a pinch (just be sure to coat them with a little olive oil to make up for the missing skin, and reduce the cooking time). If you are craving a little more green, add some chopped kale to the carrots and garlic before baking.
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Paprika Roast Chicken with Carrots
Total Time: 60 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
- 4 piece(s) chicken thighs, bone in, skin on (5 oz)
- 1 teaspoon(s) paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) oregano, dried
- 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper freshly ground
- 1 pound(s) carrots, baby (or slice medium carrots into 1 inch pieces)
- 6 medium garlic clove(s) peeled and halved
- 6 large kale leaves chopped (optional)
- 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a small bowl, combine paprika, granulated garlic, oregano, sea salt and black pepper.
- Carefully rub each chicken thigh evenly with spice mixture, both on top of and under the skin. Set aside.
- Place carrots and garlic cloves in a medium ovenproof baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and stir with a wooden spoon until completely coated.
- Place chicken thighs, skin side up, on top of carrots and garlic (and kale, if desired).
- Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F.
- Serve browned chicken thighs on top of roast vegetables.