Crispy Lebanese Chicken

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:18 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thigh
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (plus additional for greasing the pan)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric powder
  • additional sea salt and lemon juice for seasoning

Directions

 

  1. Using a sharp knife, you are going to increase the surface area of the chicken that will crisp in the pan. Make two vertical slices along either side of the bone (do not slice through the skin side) and pull meat away from bone so the chicken thigh lays flat. pan>

  2. Mix together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Toss well with the chicken thighs in a large plastic bag or glass container. Marinade in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, or overnight. pan>

  3. Grease bottom of large cast-iron skillet with a small amount of olive oil. Add chicken thighs, skin side down, to the pan and turn the heat to medium. pan>

  4. Cook chicken thighs until golden and crisp on skin side (about 8 to 10 minutes) then flip and continue cooking until chicken is fully cooked (6 to 8 more minutes). pan>

  5. Sprinkle with additional sea salt and lemon juice and serve with cauliflower rice, and Grain-Free Taboulleh and Roasted Root Vegetables with Garlic Sauce from The Healing Kitchen.  pan>

 

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