Roasted Olive Chicken Thighs

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Roasted Olive Chicken Thighs
Ali Rosen

Tim Love steps away from Texan cuisine and shares a homey side of himself with this roasted chicken thigh recipe. 

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2
Servings
1412
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise, preferably Hellmann's
  • 1/4 Cup minced green olives
  • 6 basil leaves, minced
  • 2 Cups chicken broth
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, olives, and basil together. Stuff the mixture under the skin of each chicken thigh. In a large sauté pan, add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan and heat to medium. Season each stuffed chicken thigh liberally with salt and pepper. Place the thighs skin side down into the sauté pan and sear for 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 4 more minutes. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice and place in 400-degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, whisk in the butter, and serve.  

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
126g
100%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
33g
100%
Cholesterol
368mg
100%
Protein
56g
100%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
224µg
25%
Vitamin B12
2µg
31%
Vitamin B6
1mg
61%
Vitamin C
16mg
27%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
23µg
29%
Calcium
60mg
6%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
27µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
27µg
7%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
72mg
18%
Monounsaturated
46g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
18mg
88%
Phosphorus
547mg
78%
Polyunsaturated
39g
N/A
Potassium
942mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
38.5%
Sodium
1566mg
65%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.3%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
28%

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