Olive Oil Chicken Thighs Mediterranean Style


  • Chicken Thighs
  • 2 tablespoons of Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Freshly chopped Parsley



  • 4 tablespoons Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon Juice


Spice mixture:

  • 2 tablespoons of Sweet Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of Dried Oregano
  • 1 tablespoons Cumin
  • 1 tablespoons Coriander
  • 1 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • ½ tablespoons kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoons grated Nutmeg
  • ¼ tablespoons freshly ground Pepper


Finishing sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • cloves of garlic, chopped


STEP 1 Place the chicken either in a dish that can accommodate all the pieces or in a ziplock bag.

STEP 2 In a bowl, combine all the spice mixture ingredients and mix well.

STEP 3 Rub the chicken with the spices all over.

STEP 4 In a separate bowl, combine olive oil with lemon juice.

STEP 5 Pour the marinade over the chicken and distribute evenly to make sure that all the pieces are well covered with the spices and the marinade.

STEP 6 Marinate the chicken in a refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, or up to 8 hours.

STEP 7 Preheat your oven to 350F.

STEP 8 Preheat an oven-proof skillet and once hot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

STEP 9 Add the chicken, skin side down, and do not move it for 7-8 minutes (until nicely seared and browned).

STEP 10 Flip the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes.

STEP 11 Transfer the skillet into a hot oven and cook the chicken for 20-25 minutes, until the internal temperature shows 165F.

STEP 12 Carefully remove the skillet from the oven (using oven-proof gloves).

STEP 13 Place the chicken on a serving plate and spoon over the finishing sauce on all the chicken pieces.

STEP 14 Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve with your favorite.