Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Background and History:

Stuffed chicken thighs have been a staple in kitchens around the world for centuries. These succulent and flavorful dishes vary in their stuffing, with options like cheese, herbs, or vegetables. Paired with roasted potatoes and carrots, this dish creates a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, resulting in a delightful and satisfying meal.

Serves: 4

Time:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary or thyme for garnish (optional)

Instruction:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped spinach, crumbled feta cheese, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Carefully cut a pocket into each chicken thigh, then stuff them with the spinach and feta mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the quartered red potatoes and sliced carrots. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • On a sheet pan, arrange the stuffed chicken thighs and the potato-carrot mixture.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C), and the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • Garnish with fresh rosemary or thyme, if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 350 per serving
  • Protein: Around 30g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 25g
  • Fat: About 15g

Notes:

  • Customize the stuffing with your favorite ingredients, such as sun-dried tomatoes, olives, or different cheeses.
  • Ensure the chicken thighs are secured with toothpicks to prevent the stuffing from falling out.
  • This dish can be served as a complete meal on its own.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be cautious about potential allergens in the stuffing ingredients and any specific dietary requirements.

Indulge in the flavorful and satisfying Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots—a classic dish that combines tender chicken, savory stuffing, and perfectly roasted vegetables for a delightful and complete meal.

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