In this healthy chicken recipe, paprika-rubbed chicken thighs are nestled into Brussels sprouts and shallots and roasted on a sheet pan in the oven for an easy, healthy dinner. As the chicken thighs roast, the garlicky drippings flavor the Brussels sprouts and shallots. Delicious one-pan cooking! Smoked paprika adds a touch of smoky flavor--look for it at well-stocked supermarkets or in the bulk-spice section at natural-foods markets. Regular paprika can be used in its place, but doesn't add the hint of smoke.

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  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F.

  • Combine Brussels sprouts, shallots and lemon with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper on a large rimmed baking sheet.

  • Mash garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt with the side of a chef's knife until it becomes a paste. Combine the garlic paste with paprika, thyme and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub the paste all over chicken. Nestle the chicken into the Brussels sprouts.

  • Roast on the lower rack until the Brussels sprouts are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken without touching bone registers 165 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes.


Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

544 calories; protein 47.7g 95% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 8.5g 34% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 28.8g 44% DV; saturated fat 6g 30% DV; cholesterol 215.9mg 72% DV; vitamin a iu 3179.1IU 64% DV; vitamin c 168.3mg 281% DV; folate 168.3mcg 42% DV; calcium 139mg 14% DV; iron 5.9mg 33% DV; magnesium 99.7mg 36% DV; potassium 1413.2mg 40% DV; sodium 810.7mg 32% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 45% DV.

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Crispy and delicious in every way If you like Brussels sprouts or even if you don't this is the dish to try. Save a little of the paprika spread and use it on the Brussels spouts smoky crispy and soft in all the right ways. The out leaves become Kale-chip-esque and sweet and smoky. The chicken thigh turns out golden and juicy. Try it once and bet you will save this recipe for a second try. Pros: Easy to prepare one pan cooking great the next day for lunch too Cons: Only two servings Read More