Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Thighs

This craveable crusted bake pairs perfectly with a refreshing summer salad


Plate up this tasty chicken with a simple side salad. Photo / Babiche Martens

Leaving the bones in these thighs ensures they remain juicy. Cool completely before you pack them away for your picnic, or serve hot with a side salad.

PARMESAN-CRUSTED CHICKEN THIGHS RECIPE
Makes 8

Crust
1 cup grated parmesan
½ cup panko crumbs
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ cup chopped parsley
1 egg
1 Tbsp olive oil plus a little to drizzle
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp salt

Chicken
2 Tbsp oil
8 chicken thighs, bone in

1. For the panko crust, combine the parmesan, crumbs, garlic, parsley, egg, oil, paprika and salt in a bowl, mixing well.

2. Preheat oven to 180C.

3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides until golden. Place in an ovenproof baking dish. Top each thigh with parmesan crust. Drizzle with a little extra oil. Place in the oven for 25 minutes or until cooked through and golden. Remove and eat hot, or cool before packing into your picnic.

4. Serve with a salad of farro, roasted baby beets and rocket.

Originally published in Viva Magazine – Volume Five

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