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As the chicken cooks, the sharp bite of garlic mellows. Add even more garlic at the start of cooking for a deeper garlic flavor. Slideshow:  More Chicken Thigh Recipes 

Scott Hocker
August 2014

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Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450°.

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  • Season the chicken thighs liberally on all sides with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the garlic and olive oil. Brush the olive oil mixture on the chicken thighs. Roast in the oven, skin-side up, until the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Serve.

Make Ahead

The salt-and-pepper-seasoned chicken can be kept in the refrigerator uncovered for up to two days.

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