Tahini Chicken Thighs

Tahini Chicken Thighs
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Chicken thighs need minimal seasoning—the inexpensive cut is flavorful on its own (but let's put some tahini on it anyway). I love roasting them to hone in on that savoriness. It can be a little difficult to assess how cooked the thighs are, but a meat thermometer will help. Just make sure not to hit a bone—and aim for 165 degrees.This recipe was originally published in the Orlando Sentinel.
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Tahini Chicken Thighs recipe - The Daily Meal
Total time: 45 minutes
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1/4 cup tahini paste, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place 4 bone-in chicken thighs into the mixture and toss to coat. Set chicken aside until oven comes to temperature.
  3. Place thighs onto a baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes—use a meat thermometer to ensure thighs have come to temperature, about 165 F. Broil chicken thighs for 1 to 2 seconds, or until the thighs get a little color on them. Serve immediately.