Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts for Two


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. This recipe was adapted from our popular Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts to serve two instead of four.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (or quartered if large)

  • 4 small shallots, quartered

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika, sweet or hot

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 large or 4 small bone-in chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 pounds), skin removed


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts for Two


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 (per serving)

544 Calories
29g Fat
27g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 or 2 thighs & 1 1/2 cups vegetables
Calories 544
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 48g 95%
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 216mg 72%
Vitamin A 3179IU 64%
Vitamin C 168mg 187%
Folate 168mcg 42%
Sodium 811mg 35%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 6mg 33%
Magnesium 100mg 24%
Potassium 1413mg 30%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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