Roasted Chili-Citrus Chicken Thighs with Mixed Olives and Potatoes
PUBLISHED ON: 11.21.2010
The passion for food is a collaborative effort, and it is best when it is shared. I was honored when Andy from that Jew Can Cook, www.thatjewcancook.com asked me to be a guest blogger. I am a big fan of his blog and really enjoy his approach to food, which is spontaneous and fun. He also has a knack for food photography. He is going to work hard to ensure that your experience at his table is memorable. His blog reflects that passion and it’s contagious. If you have not discovered his blog, please hop over and say hello. You will not be disappointed!
I selected this recipe for my guest blog post because it is a dish that brings people together. The dish is a blend of many food cultures, but it becomes a meal that represents the many food cultures of Americans.
I hope that you will enjoy this dish with friends and family.
Roasted Chili-Citrus Thighs with Mixed Olives and Potatoes
1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch wide wedges
8 large skinless chicken thighs with bones
2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lime juice
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup low salt chicken broth
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley
50 olives (preferably mixed colors and sizes)
Sprinkle chicken generously with salt; drizzle with 1 tablespoon lime juice and set aside. Whisk 1-tablespoon lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, both paprikas, grated orange peel, ground cumin, dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Rub chili mixture all over chicken. Arrange potato wedges on baking sheet, nesting around chicken. Drizzle olive oil all over chicken and potatoes. Bake chicken and potatoes 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F. Turn chicken and potato wedges; spoon juices over meat and potatoes. Bake 10 minutes longer. Add chicken broth, one tablespoon chopped cilantro, and chopped parsley, stirring to scrape up any chili bits at bottom of baking sheet. Turn chicken over. Bake until chicken is cooked through and beginning to brown in spots, about 10 minutes longer.
This looks soooo good.
Velva,Thanks again for the post and recipe, it was fun having you! Now that our weekends have been cleared up — we are scheduled to make this next Saturday.. Both Nik and I are looking forward to it!Andy
Mmmmmm that looks good, I bet it tastes it also. Diane
oh yum… that looks utterly delicious. chicken, paprika, cumin, orange, potatoes, I'm there! :)Enjoy your Sunday. Michael
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
What great flavors, and quite a kick, too! Thanks for sharing – that's what it's all about!
Love the chili citrus flavor combination.
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This is so full rich and full of flavor. I can't wait to try it!
Color me impressed and hungry. All those flavors – the bright citrus. That will grace my dinner table.
Mouthwatering dish… lovely:)
This is a gorgeous dish, Velva! The bright flavors of citrus with the spiciness of the chili and the fabulous brine of olives…a real winner for sure.
A Canadian Foodie
This is one savoury and succulent looking dish, Velva! My kind of food. YUM! I cannot wait to try it… sans olives for my picky hubby.:)ValerieYour food is always so appealing in that way, to me!
Absolutely stunning! The flavors that join this party are captivating. Great dish.
That dish looks so good, I can just taste all the flavor from that picture. Fantastic!
Oh yes, great combo! It looks scrumptious!
This looks like a great marinade – a nice mix of flavours 🙂
mmm, i can practically smell it from here, it looks so good, and i love how unique it is!
Wow, this has got to be bursting with flavor. Lots of my favorite spices involved here. Must make this soon and heading over to take a look at his blog.
I'll bet it was exploding with flavor. That looks great…wonder if my heartburn issue would handle the spice?!
chow and chatter
oh great flavors I want to dive in
A wonderful combination of ingredients and flavors here, this is definitely a great dish!
3 hungry tummies
That is a very hearty dish…looks so flavoursome!
We would LOVE this meal! I adore dinners like this, hearty, rustic and full of flavor!
I'm loving the addition of olives in this dish and two paprikas, Velva. This really is delicious looking and that photo is making my mouth water.
I luv adding olives to dishes!
We Are Not Martha
Wow, wow, wow! This looks absolutely awesome and so, so delicious! Of course, olives make almost anything fabulous 🙂 :)Sues
Mags @ the Other Side of 50
I just want to get my hands and face all sticky with these….just YUM!Might need a cocktail to wash them down with though….LOL
Great recipe! Spicy and sweet…my kind of flavors:)
Wow! This looks like some serious comfort food.
Okay, I am officially coming to dinner at your place daaaaahling, that looks absolutely divine, full of flavour.Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving.*kisses* HH
What a beautiful dish! This recipe looks fabulous and I love the spices, citrus, and olives in it. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Oh man, this sounds great! I only wish my husband loved olives as much as I do!
Beautiful colour and looks very delicious. Love the ingredients used.
Velva, this chicken dish looks delicious…love it with olives and potatoes…SO SO yummie!
La Bella Cooks
You are such an inspiration with your gorgeous creations. This is incredibly elegant. Wishing you the best this Thanksgiving.
Delicious! It has all the ingredients I go for and I love mixing olives with chicken! yum
This is sooooo bookmarked! I love the sounds of this!!
Hey Velva, right when I saw this I thought it was a mix of food cultures. American Southwest and Moroccan/Algerian came to mind immediately. Either way, it looks absolutely fragrant and delicious. Yummerz!
Your blog is so dangerous!Wonderful recipies.All the best from Sweden