Roasted Olive Chicken Thighs

Roasted Olive Chicken Thighs
Staff Writer
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
397
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.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
55mg
6%
Choline, total
27mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
1444mg
96%
Water
219g
8%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Olive Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Olive Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.