Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken with Spinach
This chicken is easy and simple to make.
- 4 chicken thighs (organic) (bone in)
- 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
- 1 tsp smoke paprika
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 1/2 tsp granulated onion
- 1 tsp tumeric (organic)
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
- 10 oz fresh baby spinach (organic) (or more if you can fit it into the pan)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small dish add the five dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix all ingredient to create a rub make sure to pat dry your chicken and season both sides of the chicken, In the meantime in a large skillet on medium/high heat add the olive oil,
- once heated place the chicken thighs in the pan skin side down and pan sear the meat for about two minutes, you are not cooking the chicken thighs but lightly browning the skin side only. Once lightly browned turn the skin side up and place in the hot oven for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes add the spinach around the meat and in between the chicken and place back in the oven for 20 minutes or until it reaches the internal temperature of 165 degree. Once cooked this is optional I placed my dish in the broiler for 1-2 minutes just to give it that nice deep golden charred. Serve and enjoy.
*Wash chicken and pat dry, when I use chicken thighs I always remove any extra fat from the thigh and discard, I soak my chicken in vinegar or fresh juice of a lemon for at least 30 minutes.