Paprika chicken thighs with cherry tomatoes, courgette ribbons and mint

  • Serves 2
  • Easy
Check out these seriously crispy, smoky chicken thighs with easy courgette ribbons and juicy cherry tomatoes. This super easy meal is high in protein, low in calories and ready in less than an hour
By Adam Bush

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



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

Additional Information


  • kcals 252
  • fat 16.6g
  • saturates 4.1g
  • carbs 2.5g
  • sugars 2.5g
  • fibre 1.8g
  • protein 22.2g
  • salt 2.6g
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