Rosemary Garlic Chicken Thighs: Weeknight Wonderful

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Rosemary Garlic Chicken makes a delicious savory dinner. A super flavorful marinade of rosemary and garlic works perfectly with chicken for a quick and easy dinner.

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If I had to have a favorite herb, I think it would be rosemary.  It is hard to pick between rosemary, basil, and cilantro, but I think rosemary wins.  It just smells so darn good!  Plus you can put it in so many things for a quick burst of flavor.  Rosemary Focaccia is my all-time favorite bread.  Roasted potatoes with fresh rosemary, is one of my favorite side dishes.  Have you ever tried rosemary on pork chops before?  So good! 

Have you cooked much with chicken thighs?  I am seeing more and more recipes that use them, like Christina's Lemon Rosemary Chicken Recipe, so I am experimenting with them as well.  I have always used boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the past.  But the thighs are so moist, and much more forgiving if you over cook them. Plus, they are usually much cheaper.  A few weeks ago I made spiced chicken thighs, and haven’t stopped using chicken thighs since!

Rosemary Garlic Chicken Picture

I marinated my chicken in the rosemary and garlic for about 90 minutes.  This could easily be something you put together in the morning, and let sit in the fridge while you are at work all day.  Then when you come home, all you have to do is pop it under the broiler for 20 minutes.  I served with a side of garlicky rice and fruit.  Even my 8 year old, who was not happy when I told him we were having chicken for dinner, ate this quickly!

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Don't forget the biscuits! We think Stephie's Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe would be an excellent accompaniment to Erin's Rosemary Garlic Chicken.

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, large, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Combine olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a large re-sealable bag.  Add chicken, and squish around until everything is well coated. 
  2. Let sit in the fridge for 90 minutes, or overnight. 
  3. Preheat broiler.  Line a jelly roll pan with foil. 
  4. Remove chicken thighs from the marinade, and place on prepared pan. 
  5. Cook under the broiler for 7-10 minutes per side, until cooked through. 
     

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Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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    I made this for dinner last night and it was a big hit! Our collective thoughts was that the marinade was missing "something". Need a bit more bite. I think the next time I make this, I will add a little fresh squeezed lemon juice and see what that does. Overall - it was delicious and I will make this again!