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With crispy skin and citrusy flavor these one pan sumac chicken thighs are perfect for weeknight dinner or family gathering.

One-Pan-Sumac-Chicken-Thighs-recipeTurkey day is a few days away and I’m very excited to see a lot of awesome turkey recipes. My problem is- I never cook turkey! But I’d like to try and roast a whole turkey myself. So this year I might try this. Will let you know how it turns.

On Thanksgiving I’m usually in charge of desserts and casseroles, so turkey seems like rocket science to me! I’ve roasted whole chickens a ton of times! Wish me luck!

Back on the chicken thighs. I’ve been thinking and even chatting with a fellow blogger, why the foods we eat the most are rarely posted on our blogs? Like this chicken? Roasted chicken thighs with veggies, potatoes or rice are meals I cook a lot and my family loves. But I rarely post these dishes. I often share my protein bowl creations, salads, drinks and desserts.


I’ll make it an effort to share more simple recipes like this one pan sumac chicken thighs, because they require minimal effort, have amazing taste and flavor and take less than 1 hour to cook.

I chose bone-in chicken thighs, because meat cooked on a bone always tastes better.

The skin turns very crispy, while the meat stays juicy and flavorful.


If you haven’t tried sumac, you definitely should. You can read more about it here. You can get it at spice shops or online. Sumac is a great seasoning for all kinds of meat and you can use it to top hummus. It has a nice lemony flavor. It is one of the main spices in the za’atar mix.


Keep in mind that there are different kinds of sumac and you should get the edible one. I used to bring another kind of sumac from Europe, which is not edible and I used as an antiseptic. You don’t want this one.

Sumac, garlic, orange juice, thyme, chicken – this is pretty much what you need to create these one pan sumac chicken thighs.

Have a great weekend!



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One Pan Sumac Chicken Thighs recipe
5 from 4 votes

One Pan Sumac Chicken Thighs

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
One Pan Sumac Chicken Thighs
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 6


  • 6 small bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 tbsp sumac
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, , pressed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 springs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a bowl combine olive oil, salt, pepper, sumac, juice from 1 orange, garlic cloves and thyme. Stir to combine.
  • Dip chicken into marinade to coat evenly.
  • Slice the second orange into rounds. Place on the bottom of a skillet. Arrange chicken thighs on top.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until the temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F and skin is crispy. Cook for longer, if needed.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Recipe fromhere.


Calories: 349kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 475mg, Potassium: 316mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 185IU, Vitamin C: 23.7mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
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  1. Thanks for the recipe – I bought some in Jordan and was searching the internet for recipes using sumac. I will try this recipe this week!

  2. The Sumac Chicken Thighs recipe looks amazing. Unfortunately, my husband does not like oranges. Would there possibly be a replacement for oranges or could they be omitted?

  3. Perfect dish for Aussies. Enjoy all year round. Motivational  cooking at its best Mira.  On the family menu tonight for the third time this month. Oh and I am serving this with your potato and cucumber recipe. A little more sumac. Thank you Mira. 

  4. Really liked the flavors. Easy to make. Made with strips of skinless chicken breasts. Baked in casserole dish for 1 hr. Chicken was done but not very tender. Served with basamic rice & tabouli salad. Will make again.