Orange Roasted Chicken Thighs

Experience the tantalizing combination of citrus and savory with this Orange Roasted Chicken Thighs recipe. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion, this dish boasts a delightful balance of flavors that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Simple yet sophisticated, it’s an excellent choice for beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes

Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 6 people.


  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 large oranges
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Zest one orange and then juice both oranges. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Arrange chicken thighs in a baking dish. Pour the orange mixture over the chicken, ensuring each piece is well coated.
  5. Let the chicken marinate for at least 15 minutes (or up to an hour in the refrigerator for deeper flavor).
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165°F/75°C).
  7. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

NutrientAmount Per Serving
Calories350 kcal
Protein25 g
Carbohydrates10 g
Fat22 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium450 mg
Fiber1 g
Sugar6 g

Enjoy your delightful Orange Roasted Chicken Thighs!