Try this recipe for paprika chicken thighs with salad, then check out our paprika chicken one-pot.


  • 4 whole chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • a large handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1 courgette, peeled into ribbons
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • a few leaves mint, torn


  • STEP 1

    Put the chicken thighs into a bowl and toss with the paprika, salt and oil. Put into a small, cold frying pan then fry over a medium heat, skin-down, for 5-6 minutes or until really crispy. Carefully pour off any oil and fat from the pan, flip the thighs and pour in 300ml of water. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for 20 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the cherry tomatoes into the chicken pan and simmer for another 20 minutes until the thighs are cooked through and tender, and the tomatoes have softened. When you add the tomatoes to the pan, put the courgette ribbons into a bowl and toss with the lemon juice and some seasoning.

  • STEP 3

    Serve the chicken thighs with the tomatoes and their juices, and the courgette ribbons sprinkled with mint.


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