Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 258KCAL

A quick and tasty tray bake that's full of flavour, with zesty lemon, cumin and a hint of thyme.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories258
  • Carbs3.6g
  • Protein46g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates1.4g
  • Sugars2.8g

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Simple, marinated chicken thighs that roast to perfection in only 20 minutes, can it get much easier than that?!

This dish is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner with a side of steamed veggies and potatoes, when time is limited, it beats reaching for the takeaway menu every time!

Zesty lemon and cumin bubble away, and fill the kitchen with the most mouth-watering aroma during cooking: you’ll want to make it again and again just because of how good it smells.

These classic flavours are so versatile, you could even serve the leftovers chilled the following day in a wholemeal pitta with a crisp side salad, or serving over savoury rice for something different!

What diets is this Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin suitable for?

Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin can be enjoyed on gluten free and dairy free diets if you substitute the following ingredients for gluten free versions:

  • Soy sauce

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you need to count 8 Points per portion of this Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you need to count 8 Points per portion of this Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you need to count 8 Points per portion of this Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin?

Nope! This recipe uses only simple, wholesome ingredients that you can find easily in most supermarkets.

How many calories are in this Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin?

This Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 258 calories per portion. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl add the lemon juice, paprika, soy sauce, cumin, thyme and mix well.

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Step 3

Add the chicken and lemon wedges to the mix along with the salt and pepper and ensure they are coated thoroughly. Leave covered in the fridge for 20 minutes.

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Step 4

Spray oven tray with low calorie cooking spray and add the marinated chicken and lemon wedges.

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Step 5

Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until chicken is a golden brown in colour and cooked throughout.

Step 6

Serve with the cooked lemon wedges.

Baked Chicken Thighs with Cumin and Lemon - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin?

There are so many delicious possibilities with this dish. Try with the following sides for a filling and substantial dinner!

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How do you know when Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin is cooked?

You should cook this Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin until the chicken is cooked through with no pink remaining. This will take around 20 minutes.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin in the fridge?

Ideally you should eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, then make sure that you allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers of these Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

Can I freeze Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin?

YES you can freeze this recipe! If you do, then remember to do the following:

  • Allow it to cool and then freeze as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Place in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label with the recipe name and what date you froze it (no one likes mystery meat!)

How do I reheat Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Cumin

A quick and tasty tray bake that's full of flavour, with zesty lemon, cumin and a hint of thyme.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 258
  • Carbs 3.6G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless chicken thighs skin and visible fat removed
  • 2 lemons cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the lemon juice, paprika, soy sauce, cumin, thyme and mix well.
  3. Add the chicken and lemon wedges to the mix along with the salt and pepper and ensure they are coated thoroughly. Leave covered in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  4. Spray oven tray with low calorie cooking spray and add the marinated chicken and lemon wedges.
  5. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until chicken is a golden brown in colour and cooked throughout.
  6. Serve with the cooked lemon wedges.

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