Healthy Children - March 2019

Citrus Chicken

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour


  • 4 six ounce chicken thighs (bone-in)
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice (1 lime)
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 orange, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. To trim the chicken, lay the chicken thighs on the cutting board, skin side up. Press down on the chicken to push out the excess fat. Use a sharp knife to cute excess fat.
  3. Put the chicken, oregano, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper in the bowl and mix well. Proceed to the next step or cover and refrigerate up to overnight.
  4. Put the contents of the bowl in the baking pan and transfer to the oven.
  5. Bake about 1 hour until cooked throughout and well browned.
  6. Serve right away.

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