Sunday, 11 June 2017

Roasted Lemon Mint Chicken Thighs

The delicate flavour of mint and lemon goes so well together, a great way to finish off a nice, relaxing weekend. I'm giving the casseroles a rest this week to I explore lighter, more summery foods that go with this gorgeous, sunny weather we've been having lately. & well, chicken is never a bad start.

I officially finished my course on Thursday so it's been a very relaxing weekend. I cannot remember the last time I woke up and thought 'wow, I have nothing to do today'. Everybody deserves a break and I strongly believe I have earned mine. No thinking about Chemistry or Biochemistry; for the summer at least. For a no-fuss Sunday dinner, these chicken thighs are a perfect choice.


What you need:

  • 5 free-range chicken thighs
  • Fresh juice from 1 lemon 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Homemade mint sauce (I used this recipe to make mine)
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
  • 1 tspn paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Method: 

    1. Heat the oven to 200 C. Place the chicken thighs and chopped lemon in a roasting tin.
    2. Drizzle with oil and season chicken.
    3. Roast for 25 minutes until cooked through. Mix the mint leaves with the garlic and the lemon juice, and pour over the chicken.
    4. Roast for a further 10 minutes then serve.


    Hope you've had a great weekend. Enjoy!
    Nokhuthula xo
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