Super Simple Rosemary Garlic Chicken Thighs

juliafreshDo you get tired of spending a lot of time cooking and preparing allergen free recipes that are complicated to make, and require all too many unusual ingredients? You know, the kind that leave you with a huge sink full of dirty dishes?

Me too. As much as I love to cook, it’s the simple, 3 to 5 ingredient recipes that I love most. Because it means I have more time to do other things I love to do as well.

And so today, I am going to share one of my go-to chicken recipes. While I used to spend a lot of time searing and sautéing lemon chicken, I save a lot of time when I make a similar recipe, using chicken thighs instead.chicken thighs

I have to admit, I never used to like dark poultry meat. But over the years, I came to appreciate the fact that it will stay moist, even if you overcook it! So I love that I can just throw these in the oven and take out a delicious yet simple, clean and healthy source of protein.

These are easy enough to prepare on the same day as you eat them, but feel free to mix up the ingredients and leave them marinating overnight. Then you can put them in the slow cooker in the morning (set and forget – gotta love it), or place them in the oven about an hour or so before dinner.

These are really good leftover too, as they won’t dry out.

Here’s the recipe:

Super Simple Rosemary Garlic Chicken Thighs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 75 minutes

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

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  • 3 pounds of skinless chicken thighs (preferably organic and pasture raised)
  • 4 to 6 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 3 to 4 T fresh rosemary, minced
  • 3 T coconut oil, melted
  • Celtic Sea Salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Coat large pan or two 13 X 9 Pyrex pans with coconut oil.
  3. Sprinkle garlic, rosemary, and salt along bottom of pan.
  4. Add chicken thighs. Then turn them over, so both sides are coated with rosemary and garlic.
  5. Place pan(s) in oven and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. Cool for a few minutes, and sprinkle with salt before serving.

Food for thought:

You may use a slow cooker instead, cooking on low for about 5 to 6 hours.

Two vegetable recipes that go really nicely with this one are roasted sweet potatoes and leafy greens. Or, you can simply steam some vegetables, or simply place the chicken over a salad, if you prefer.

How does that sound? Is it simple enough for you? If not, two quick, last minute dinners I like to make are corn free taco salad and dairy free tuna.

Or if you’re looking for more of a soothing, comfort food type of meal, feel free to try Hearty Bolognese Sauce, with a Twist. There are chicken thighs in there, too! But it does take a bit more time to cook.

If you have any simple, go-to recipes that you’d like to share, please do so by leaving a comment below.

That’s all for now. Enjoy!

About Dawn

As a Certified Health Coach, I provide motivated individuals with the resources, tools, support and encouragement they need to make the gradual changes in food and lifestyle that could completely transform their lives. Contact me.
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