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Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts

Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts

In this chicken recipe, paprika-rubbed chicken thighs are nestled into Brussels sprouts and shallots and roasted on a sheet pan in the oven for an easy dinner. As the chicken thighs roast, the garlicky drippings flavor the Brussels sprouts and shallots. Delicious one-pan cooking! Smoked paprika adds a touch of smoky flavor—look for it at well-stocked supermarkets or in the bulk-spice section at natural-foods markets. Regular paprika can be used in its place, but doesn’t add the hint of smoke.


4 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes


  • 1pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (or quartered if large)
  • 4small shallots, quartered
  • 1lemon, sliced
  • 3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1tablespoon smoked paprika, sweet or hot
  • 1teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4large or 8 small bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds), skin removed


  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F.
  2. Combine Brussels sprouts, shallots and lemon with 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Mash garlic and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt with the side of a chef’s knife to form a paste. Combine the garlic paste with paprika, thyme and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub the paste all over chicken. Nestle the chicken into the Brussels sprouts.
  4. Roast on the lower rack until the Brussels sprouts are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken without touching bone registers 165°F, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 449kcal
Carbohydrate Total 14g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 5g
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 219mg
Sodium 607mg
Protein 43g
Potassium 962mg
Calcium 84mg
Folate 89mcg
Omega-6 4g
Vitamin B12 1mcg
Vitamin E 4mg
Zinc 3mg
Vitamin B3 11mg