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Citrus Chicken

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Citrus Chicken
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  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes

Chicken thighs are coated in oregano, cumin and lime juice and oven baked until tender and golden brown. 

Ingredients

  • 4 6-ounce chicken thighs (bone-in)
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 orange, sliced (optional, for garnish)

Directions

1.     Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.    To trim the chicken, lay the chicken thighs on the cutting board, skin side up. Press down on the chicken to push out the excess fat.  Use a sharp knife to cut excess fat.

3.     Put the chicken, oregano, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper in the bowl and mix well. Proceed to the next step or cover and refrigerate up to overnight.

4.     Put the contents of the bowl in the baking pan and transfer to the oven.

5.     Bake about 1 hour until cooked throughout and well browned.

6.     Serve right away. 

Notes

Orange or lemon juice can be used instead of lime juice.

Garnish with orange slices or lime wedges.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 4 ounces
Nutrients Amount
Calories 231
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 133 mg
Sodium 376 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 22 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 25 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 282 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 231
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 3 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 6 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 5 mg
Cholesterol 133 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 22 g
Minerals
Calcium 25 mg
Potassium 282 mg
Sodium 376 mg
Copper 63 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 26 mg
Phosphorus 206 mg
Selenium 24 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 17 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 7 mcg
Folate 6 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 6 mg
Choline 67 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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