Baked chicken thighs with paprika and peppers Recipe

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Baked chicken thighs with paprika and peppers
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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours 15 mins
Total Time1 hours 30 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories375 Kcal19%
Fat20 g29%
Saturated Fat3.5 g18%
Carbohydrates6 g2%

Our baked chicken thighs are flavoured with paprika and are perfect if you’ve been in search of a new chicken thigh recipe. We think these baked chicken thighs are best served with lots of fresh crusty bread. However, for a heartier meal you might want to opt for roasted new potatoes or some fluffy rice. These baked chicken thighs are a great alternative to your traditional Sunday roast dinner and they are just as comforting. Chicken thighs are a fantastic, cheap cut of meat and they are full of flavour. Plus, at under 400 calories a portion, what’s not to love about this hearty one-pot wonder? Our recipe serves four but if you’re cooking for more people simply double the ingredients. It’s a great dish for people to help themselves too and there’s minimal washing up – win win!


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Toss the cherry tomatoes, shallots, red peppers, chicken thighs, thyme and oregano with the smoked paprika and olive oil in a large roasting tin (leaving out the garlic).
  2. Pour over the wine and bake for 45mins. Add the garlic and cook for another 30mins until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Top with green olives and serve with lots of crusty bread.


  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 shallots, sliced into wedges
  • 2 red peppers, rougly chopped
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1 bunch thyme and oregano
  • 2tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 4tbsp oil
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 6 cloves of garlic, not peeled
  • 100g green olives
  • crusty bread, to serve
Top Tip for making Baked chicken thighs with paprika and peppers

Serve with roasted new potatoes to make this a more hearty meal.

Jules Mercer

Jules Mercer is a food writer, stylist and editor.