To “chicken out” means to be scared. This easy, hearty meal is nothing to be afraid of.

Average Cost: $8.20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Average Cook Time: 60 minutes
Average Servings: 4

Recipe Source:


  • 4 Chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 Red onion, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 Small oranges, peeled, seeded, and sectioned
  • 1⁄2 Tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 Tsp black pepper
  • 1 Lemon, peeled, seeded and cut into quarters


Step 1

Turn the oven on and set the heat to 450 degrees. Put the chicken, onion, and oranges on a baking sheet. Be sure nothing overlaps with anything else. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper.

Step 2

Once the oven temperature has reached 450 degrees, put the baking sheet in the oven and cook until the chicken is browned on top and cooked inside and the onions and fruit have softened and darkened, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Chicken is done when you poke it with a knife and clear liquid runs out. Remove the chicken skin if you like.

Step 3

Move the chicken to a large plate or platter. Squeeze the lemon juice over the fruit and onions and then top the chicken with the roasted fruit mixture.

Utensils Needed

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Large baking sheet with
  • sides
  • Measuring spoons
  • Serving spoon


Serving Size: 1 Chicken thigh

Total Fat8.2 g
Saturated Fat2.2 g
Cholesterol89 mg
Sodium379 mg
Total Carbohydrates9.7 g
Dietary Fiber2.2 g
Total Sugars6 g
Added Sugars0 g
Protein26.6 g