Roasted Chicken Thighs & Radishes with Lemon Crème Fraîche

Roasting radishes helps mellow out their spiciness. We reduce food waste by using their tops, too—they add color and a slightly bitter bite. If your radishes come without tops, sub in another dark leafy green, such as chopped kale.

Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 3/4 pounds), trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 5 cups radishes, chopped if large, plus 6 cups radish greens (about 3 bunches), divided

  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch wedges

  • ½ cup crème fraîche

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Brush both sides of chicken with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Toss radishes and onion with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Arrange the chicken and vegetables in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Roast for 20 minutes. Add radish greens and continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a thigh without touching bone registers 165°F, about 10 minutes more.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk crème fraîche, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice and chives in a small bowl. Serve the chicken and vegetables with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

438 Calories
27g Fat
16g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 31g 62%
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Potassium 1002mg 21%

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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