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Mediterranean Style Olive Oil Chicken Thighs


8 Chicken Thighs
2 tbsp OLEA's Medium EVOO to sear the chicken
Freshly chopped Parsley, to garnish.

4 tbsp OLEA's Lemon Fused Olive Oil

Spice mixture:
2 teaspoons Sweet Paprika
2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Coriander
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon grated Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground Pepper

Finishing sauce:
4 tbsp OLEA's Medium Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tbsp Lemon Juice;
2 cloves garlic, chopped

Place the chicken either in a dish that can accommodate all the pieces or in a ziplock bag;
In a bowl, combine all the spice mixture ingredients and mix well;
Rub the chicken with the spices all over;
Pour the lemon olive oil over the chicken and distribute evenly to make sure that all the pieces are well covered with the spices and the olive oil;
Marinate the chicken in a refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, or up to 8 hours;
Preheat your oven to 350F;
Preheat an oven-proof skillet and once hot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
Add the chicken, skin side down, and do not move it for 7-8 minutes (until nicely seared and browned);
Flip the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes;
Transfer the skillet into a hot oven and cook the chicken for 20-25 minutes, until the internal temperature shows 165F;
Carefully remove the skillet from the oven (using oven-proof gloves);
Place the chicken on a serving plate and spoon over the finishing sauce on all the chicken pieces;
Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve with your favorite side dish.

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