One Pan Sumac Chicken Thighs
With crispy skin and citrusy flavor these one pan sumac chicken thighs are perfect for weeknight dinner or family gathering.
Turkey 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!
One Pan Sumac Chicken Thighs
- 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!
I’ve never cooked a turkey either! Good luck! I’m sure yours will turn out delicious! These chicken thighs look gorgeous! I’ve never actually heard of sumac before, but I love the sound of it. What a perfect dinner!
This recipe s definitely getting made in my house! Your pictures are gorgeous! Definitely pinning!
I love sumac, and it’s nice to see it in the blogging world, as I don’t think many people have heard of it. I only discovered it when I ordered a salad from a Turkish restaurant and it came with a dressing with it in.
These look SO flavorful!! I have never had sumac before but this looks amazing!
As I am a huge fan of sumac…first introduced to it through za’atar…I know I will love this dish! Love the orange and herb combination! Beautiful recipe!
This chicken looks fantastic, Mira! I love your photos here.
This chicken looks delicious, Mira. Love the aromatic flavours and spices added. One-pan meals are always great! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
What a perfect combination of seasonings! I need to add these to my dinner menu soon. I love one pan meals!
Gorgeous pictures! 🙂 Yes sumac is wonderful, I love adding it to my soups!
Mmmm! Sumac reminds me of TURKEY and I loveeeeed Turkey so much! Need to go back ASAP!
I absolutely LOVE sumac! Very underrated spice. This dish looks delicious Mira 🙂
This looks incredible, Mira! One pan meals are my favorite and I love that you used sumac – so delicious!
These chicken thighs look so golden brown and delicious, Mira! It’s so true — the foods we cook so often don’t always make it to the blog, maybe because we think they’re too “every day”? I’m glad you shared these — I’m pinning to try! And good luck with roasting your turkey if you get around to it. 🙂
Looks fantastic and flavorful ! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. Happy Thanksgiving from Home Matters family 🙂
Mira, I would a bazillion times rather eat chicken thighs than turkey! They’re so much more delicious. And these are perfectly cooked. Can I have these on Thursday instead?
I love sumac too. And one pot chicken dishes. In fact everything about this dish – your photos are stunning 🙂
One pan meals are always winner! These look so deeelicious, Mira. Beautiful pictures! 🙂
This sounds absolutely heavenly! I am intrigued by the combination of orange and sumac! I’ve never tried it but I absolutely must try to to find it (the edible version!). Gorgeous photos!
I also added some quartered onion and an additional clove of garlic which I made sure some of which simmered in the pot with the glaze.
Thank you for the sumac chicken thigh recipe. I made this last night and everyone loved it. The flavors all paired so well and it was so easy to make. (p.s. my super picky 8 year old finished all her chicken.)
I’m so glad you guys liked it!!!
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!
I hope you like it Maggie! You can also use it in other chicken dishes.
Really good recipe thankyou for sharing
Do you prefer ground or leaf sumac?
Have a preferred brand?
I’ve only tried ground sumac. I like the one from “Spicy World” on Amazon
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?
You can use lemons instead or omit them.
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.
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.