Tangy Chicken Thighs | Delicious & Healthy!


  • 4 bone in chicken thighs 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided 
  • 3 cloves garlic grated 
  • Juice of one lime 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • 1 tsp Mexican red chilli powder 
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chilli powder 
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder 
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar or brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced 
  • Salt to taste 


  • Preheat the oven to 425 deg F.
  • To a large bowl add 1 Tbsp olive oil, lime juice, grated garlic, onion powder, paprika powder, Mexican red chilli powder, cayenne pepper powder, chipotle chilli powder, black pepper, coconut sugar, minced cilantro and salt. Mix it all together.
  • Add the chicken thighs to the above bowl. Mix well until all the chicken thighs are well coated with the spice mixture. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least two hours (overnight is even better).
  • After the chicken is done marinating heat an ovenproof skillet on medium low heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the skillet.
  • Once the oil is hot add the chicken thighs skin side down. Let cook for a minute and flip. Let cook for another minute and then bake in a 450 deg F oven for 30 minutes. 
  • Take the skillet out of the oven after 30 minutes. Serve with some warm rice and enjoy! 

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