Smoked Paprika & Turmeric Roast Chicken Thighs

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 30 min 8
Smoked Paprika & Turmeric Roast Chicken Thighs
Health Highlights
An easy chicken dinner that's loaded with flavour and anti-inflammatory benefits.


8 thigh(s) Chicken thighs, with skin
1/4 cup Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
2 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh)
3 piece, 1-inch Ginger root (grated)
2 piece, 1-inch Turmeric root (grated)
6 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 tbsp Paprika, smoked
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp Sumac, ground


  1. Prep your chicken 1 day ahead of time by making your marinade: add the olive oil, lime juice, ginger, turmeric, garlic, smoked paprika, salt, and sumac into a small bowl and whisk until everything is combined.
  2. Wash the chicken and pat it dry and put in a Ziploc bag or a glass jar and add all of the marinade. Close the bag and massage (or shake) until every piece of chicken is covered with the marinade. Put chicken in the fridge and let marinate for at least 24 hours.
  3. The next day when you are ready to cook your chicken pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a deep baking dish with parchment paper. 
  4. Pour the chicken plus marinade into the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 2 hours (uncovered). 
  5. When cooked remove from the baking dish and put on a serving platter, drizzle some of the pan juices on the chicken thighs & and serve with your sides of choice, such as quinoa, sauteed vegetables, or rice!


Quick Tips:

This is a prep-ahead meal if you make enough ahead of time and freeze leftovers you can have meals ready for a couple of weeks. Just heat it up when you're ready to eat. 

Serve with quinoa, rice, potatoes, roasted vegetables or salad.

Nutritional Highlights:


Adding spices to your dinner is a great option for better circulation. Most spices also have plant compounds that are beneficial for overall health and well-being. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 495
Calories from fat 352
Calories from saturated fat 89
Total Fat 39 g
Saturated Fat 9.9 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 18.1 g
Cholesterol 189 mg
Sodium 1044 mg
Potassium 536 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 0.4 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.1

Energy sources