Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemony, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes Bake (Low Calorie, Low Fat)

Dinner on one baking sheet. Zesty Paprika rubbed baked chicken thighs with roasted brussels sprouts and potatoes with lemons and oranges will make dinner so easy; plus it is low calorie and low-fat.

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Everything on one baking sheet! Yeah! Zesty Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemony Brussels Sprouts and Potato Bake - Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner

I have a serious hatred of washing dishes. I am sure I am not alone. Put your hand up if you hate washing dishes. That is why dinner with one pan is so enticing. Plus my baking sheets are pretty much my favorite cooking vessels. I’ve got two tips on baking sheets. First go to a restaurant supply store and buy them. Do not get non-stick. Second, never use non-stick cooking spray on them. Never, ever!

Why get ones from a restaurant supply store, you ask? They are cheaper and better quality. Baking sheets are serious work horses in a restaurant. They need ones that will take a beating and keep on going. They also wash so easily. Which leads me to the next tip, never ever, ever use non-stick cooking spray on your baking sheets. It ruins the finish on them and makes the food stick. I never use non-stick cooking spray on my pots or pans.

Everything on one baking sheet! Yeah! Zesty Paprika Chicken Thighs with Lemony Brussels Sprouts and Potato Bake - Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner

The other star in this baked chicken thighs is paprika. Paprika is one of the spices that I will spend a little more on. I actually order it off the internet. I like to keep hot, sweet and smoky one on hand. A little dash adds fabulous flavor and color. It dresses up these baked chicken thighs and mingles with the juices from the citrus fruit. I used smoky paprika in this dish to add – well a smoky flavor. Stating the obvious there. Any hoo, it really does give the feel of a barbecued dish without facing the freezing cold to barbecue outside.

This is also a one pan wonder. Yeah! Everything cooks together on this one shiny baking sheet. Dinner is served in 30 minutes. That is another win! This is quick, easy, one pot and delicious. I cannot think of anything better for a weeknight. Ok, a glass of wine to go with it would send me over the moon. Give it a try yourself and let me know what you think of these Zesty Baked Chicken Thighs. With all the time you save from not having a mound of dishes to do, you may have time for a second glass of wine!

Everything on one baking sheet! Yeah! Zesty Paprika Chicken Thighs with Lemony Brussels Sprouts and Potato Bake - Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner

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Zesty Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemony, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes Bake (Low Calorie, Low Fat)

Course 30 minute, Chicken, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 360 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 ½ lb . Brussels sprouts , trimmed and halved
  • 4 small shallots , quartered
  • 1 lb . baby potatoes , quartered
  • 1 tbsp . plus 2 tsp. olive oil , divided
  • 1 tsp . kosher salt , divided
  • ½ tsp . fresh ground black pepper , divided
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tbsp . smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp . dried thyme
  • 1 lb . boneless , skinless chicken thighs

Instructions

  1. Zest the lemon and the orange. Thinly slice the fruit.
  2. Position oven rack on lower third of the oven. Preheat to 450°.
  3. In a large bowl, toss Brussels sprouts, shallots, potatoes, lemon and orange slices with 1 tbsp. oil, ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Pour onto a large baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together garlic, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. black pepper, paprika, thyme, zest and 2 tsp. oil. Brush over the chicken.
  6. Place chicken onto the baking sheet in between the Brussels sprouts.
  7. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes. Brussels sprouts should be tender and chicken should be cooked to 165°.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 9 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Zesty Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemony, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes Bake (Low Calorie, Low Fat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 5g
Protein 31g 62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from Eating Well Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

Everything on one baking sheet! Yeah! Zesty Paprika Chicken Thighs with Lemony Brussels Sprouts and Potato Bake - Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner

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Comments

  1. Love roasted chicken and vegetables, and especially brussels sprouts, they are one of my favorites!
  2. a fast, easy, and one pan meal - sign me up! this looks delicious Christie, and I love your tips for baking sheets
  3. I'm always looking for new chicken recipes. Love that this is all made on one pan!
  4. I love when you can make everything all on one pan :)
  5. Oh my I just love baked veggies, this sounds so good for dinner!
  6. I just made something like this over the weekend. I too, hate washing a lot of pans, and love to just toss everything on the baking sheet! My other favorites are the stone baking sheets from Pampered Chef. A little smaller than the standard baking sheet, but for just the two of us, it's a perfect size!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Barbara, Baking sheets are amazing. They are so versatile. Thanks for stopping by Food Done Light today, Christie
  7. What an easy quick delicious dinner!
  8. I'd love to try this for lunch tomorrow, can never say no to paprika chicken!
  9. I love one pan dishes, especially ones that cook up in 30 minutes or less. This looks wonderful. I'm sure the citrus is a great addition to the dish. Yummy! :)
  10. I love how you've baked everything together like this! Usually I have to bake the veggies separate from the meat or they get too tender or the meat gets overcooked.
  11. I love the lemons and oranges with this! It looks so fabulous!
  12. I've been seeing quite a few Brussels sprouts recipes lately, but this one is by far my favorite! I LOVE all things lemon - YUM! Pinning!
  13. What a GREAT one pan dinner! Love it!
  14. This looks delicious, can't wait to try it! My husband will go crazy for the brussels sprouts!
  15. just did this last night. Great! I found that when the thigh meat was at 178 degrees after 25 minutes, but potatoes and some of the larger sprouts were still not quite done, so removed the chicken and kept the rest roasting until desired doneness was reached.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Glenn, That is fantastic feedback. Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed it. I'll put a note in the recipe about what you found with the cooking time. Christie
  16. There's no mention of potatoes in the ingredient list - how many should I use?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Russell, Sorry about that not sure where it went but I have fixed the recipe. It is 1 lb. of baby potatoes.

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