This chicken recipe has three ingredients and a huge payoff. It may be one of the easiest and most delicious dinners you'll ever put on the table. The smoked paprika will make you wonder whether you wrapped the chicken in bacon by mistake.
I've served this chicken recipe to my kids, my boss, my boss's kids, my niece and nephew, and most of my friends at one dinner party or another. I get almost as many raves about it as I do for my truffle dishes. Three ingredients. You won't be sorry. And if you still need convincing, ask Girl + Fire or Shockingly Delicious - they're amazing cooks and food bloggers in their own right, and they tell me this has become one of their go-to dinners.
Chicken with smoked paprika
This chicken recipe has three ingredients, takes less than two minutes to prepare and delivers huge flavor. Smoked paprika is available at gourmet stores and, in my area, at Costco.
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 1/3 Tbsp garlic salt (or substitute 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp dried parsley)
- 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
Preheat the broiler on high. Set a rack in the oven 4 inches below the flame. (If you put the rack right under the flame, the chicken will burn on the outside before it's cooked through.)Line a baking sheet with foil and lay the chicken thighs out flat. Sprinkle each side generously with the garlic salt and smoked paprika; if the amounts above don't seem like enough, use more. Do not skimp on the garlic salt, even if you're salt-phobic - it's necessary and still will have far less sodium than any chicken dish you will ever eat in a restaurant.Broil the chicken about 7 minutes on each side, until the thighs are cooked through and have developed a nice crust. Serve immediately.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8-10 servings