Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs

  • 1HR
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 213KCAL

Oven-baked and marinated in Sumac, these chicken thighs are perfect for summer BBQs! You’ll love how tangy and rich they are. Ideal for diet plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories213
  • Carbs5.5g
  • Protein27g
  • Fat8.5g
  • Saturates2.1g
  • Sugars4.7g

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Marinated tangy chicken thighs roasted, rich and ready in 30 minutes. It’s SO easy to make – prep the marinade, smother the chicken thighs and let the flavours do all the work. The smell from the oven is drool-worthy!

Inspired by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking, we’ve used Sumac in this tangy chicken recipe. That means every bite packs a citrusy punch that’ll leave your taste buds wanting more. You won’t believe they’re only 213 calories per serving.

We think this recipe is perfect for a summer barbecue or picnic. It’s so versatile that you could use any leftover chicken in a zingy wrap or salad. 

Serve with sweet potato fries for a filling dinner that’s full of flavour!

What diets are these Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs suitable for?

This Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs recipe is suitable for gluten and dairy free diets.

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs?

Sumac is a spice used a lot in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking and can usually be found with the rest of the spices in your local supermarket. For a little more expense, it’s also available from Amazon! 

You’ll also want a sturdy mixing bowl to combine the ingredients for the tasty marinade.

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For a little more expense, Sumac is also available from Amazon! 

You’ll want a sturdy mixing bowl. This one will come in handy again and again!

How many calories are in these Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs?

There are 213 calories per portion in this Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

In a mixing bowl combine the pomegranate molasses, garlic, sumac, tomato puree, chilli flakes and sriracha. Add the chicken thighs and coat in the marinade. Cover the dish and pop into the fridge for an hour to let the flavours infuse.

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Step 2

Preheat the oven to 190ºC

Step 3

Cook the thighs for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no pinkness remains.

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Step 4

Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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There are so many delicious possibilities with these chicken thighs. They’ll go really well with these sides!

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How do you know when Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs for around 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no pinkness remains.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs?

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 Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs?

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 thoroughly, overnight in the fridge, and reheat as above.

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Chilli Sumac Chicken Thighs

Oven baked and marinated in Sumac, these chicken thighs are perfect for summer BBQs! Ideal for diet plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    1 HR
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 213
  • Carbs 5.5G

Ingredients

  • 600 g boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp sumac
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce

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Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine the pomegranate molasses, garlic, sumac, tomato puree, chilli flakes and sriracha. Add the chicken thighs and coat in the marinade. Cover the dish and pop into the fridge for an hour to let the flavours infuse.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 190ºC.
  3. Cook the thighs for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no pinkness remains.
  4. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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DebraWednesday 23rd March 2022

Just want to say that this is one of my favourite chicken recipes and an absolute go-to! It really is delicious!

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    HollyThursday 24th March 2022

    Hey Debra, thanks so much for your comment we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

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Deborah CormieThursday 27th January 2022

Hi where would I find sumac please

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    HollyFriday 28th January 2022

    Hey Deborah, you will find sumac with the herbs and spices in the supermarket, hope that helps!

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Alison HuntonTuesday 30th November 2021

Where can I buy pomegranate molasses and what could I use instead

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    HollyWednesday 1st December 2021

    Hey Alison, you will find pomegranate molasses in most supermarkets and it should be in the same area as Worcestershire sauce and the herbs and spices. If you can’t get hold of any you can substitute with lemon or lime juice and a little honey. Hope that helps!

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Jess NormanMonday 29th November 2021

I can’t have any chili or siracha, is there something i could add in their place? Or would it be ok to just take these two ingredients out? Thanks!

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    HollyTuesday 30th November 2021

    Hey Jess, this will still taste great without the chilli flakes and sriracha sauce so you could just omit to make it suitable for your taste. Hope that helps!

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