Roast Chicken with Lemons, Paprika, and Olives

CA GROWN Blog

Discover. Learn. Connect.

Roast Chicken with Lemons, Paprika, and Olives

March 27, 2019
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

Read Bio »
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes

Roast Chicken with Lemons, Paprika, and Olives

Happy Wednesday!

Today is a good day. 

The California Wine Institute‘s highly anticipated cookbook is finally here!

 

When I got my hands on it this week, I sat and browsed through all the beautiful photos.  There are some great shots and stories about where our food comes from and who grows it, and I’m a sucker for those stories.  Having grown up in an agricultural community, it always makes me feel close to my roots and connected to the land.

The beautifully inspiring photos made it difficult to decide on which recipe to try first, but I ultimately decided on a great weeknight meal that is easy to prepare and I knew the whole family would love…

 

Needless to say, the Roast Chicken with Lemons and Paprika was promptly devoured!  Many accolades were given about the crisp skin and the juicy consistency of the chicken.  I loved the addition of the green olives at the end of baking time. Paired with the paprika seasoning, it has an undeniable Spanish flair that is easy to love.

 

Can’t you just smell the goodness through your screen?  I served it with fresh roasted asparagus which I simply just popped in the oven the last 20 minutes that the chicken was baking.  Easy peasy!

 

Combine the 4 simple seasoning ingredients and stir to combine.  Coat each piece of chicken with California Olive Oil and dust with the spice mixture to coat both sides.  Allow the seasoning to rest on the chicken for at least 8 hours in the fridge.

 

Once you are ready to roast, take a large pan and add sliced lemons and red onion to the bottom in a single layer

 

Top with the chicken thighs and bake for 40 minutes, basting once after 20 minutes.  This helps the chicken get extra crispy!

 

Pour in a drained can of California green olives and roast for another 5-10 minutes

 

Remove from the oven and allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.

 

A perfect Spring weeknight meal!

 

Yay us!

 

ROAST CHICKEN WITH LEMONS, PAPRIKA, AND OLIVES

  • 8 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin-on)
  • 2-3 T. olive oil
  • 3 T. sea salt
  • 3 T. smoked paprika
  • 3 T. garlic powder
  • 3 T. dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 2 small lemons, ends removed and sliced thin
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced thinly from stem to bulb
  • 1 can green olives, drained
  1. Place the chicken in a shallow pan.  Coat the chicken pieces with olive oil on all sides.  Combine all the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.  Dust the chicken on both sides with the seasoning and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours to marinate.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 and place wire rack in the top third of the oven.  
  3. Place the lemons and onion in a single layer at the bottom of a shallow pan.  Top with the chicken pieces, skin side up and roast for 40 minutes, basting after 20 minutes. Add the green olives to the pan and return to roasting for another 5-10 minutes or until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  4. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before serving

 

 

 

New Member Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Download Pdf Form

Licensing Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Certification Mark Licensing Agreement Service Mark Compliance agreement