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Marinated Chicken Thighs Recipe

Recipe and photos courtesy of Kareema Fernan | Good Clean Karma

We are delighted to share this Marinated Chicken Thighs recipe from Past Featured Chef Kareema Fernan of Good Clean Karma. Kareema creates vibrantly simple dishes that are a reflection of her home…a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures. Many of her recipes are inspired by Jamaican and Caribbean cultural influences. Needless to say, she has developed some incredibly flavorful dishes made from whole, healthy ingredients. 

Kareema also has a line of seasoning she has developed. Her Good Food Seasoning Blends are a must. Check them out on

Prep/Marinade Time: 6 hours or overnight
Cooking Time: 60 min
Servings: 4

US Wellness Shopping List: Pasture Raised Chicken Thighs

marinated chicken thighs


  • 4 lbs bone-in skin on chicken thighs (~9 – 10 thighs)
  • 1 1/2 lemons (zested and juiced)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped parsley
  • 3 1/2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp Kasandrinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced

Instructions For Marinated Chicken Thighs


  1. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a bowl. Pour marinade mixture all over chicken thighs. Make sure to massage the chicken very well.
  2. Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.


  1. Bring chicken to room temperature prior to cooking. Do not discard marinade.
  2. On the stovetop, preheat pan to medium heat.
  3. Add oil to heated pan. Place chicken skin side down in pan and be sure not to overcrowd.
  4. Flip the chicken only when skin is browned and can be easily lifted (approximately 5 mins). Brown other side.
  5. Pour off excess oil that accumulates.
  6. Once both sides are browned place chicken to rest in a separate baking dish.
  7. Preheat oven to 400F.
  8. Pour excess marinade that was saved into the bottom of baking dish.
  9. Roast chicken for 20 mins. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165F.


Do not discard any remaining marinade! Shake off excess liquid from the chicken when removing from marinade.
The chicken thighs produce a lot of oil while getting browned in the pan. Pour off excess oil after each chicken batch.
Garnish chicken thighs with chopped parsley.

Meet the Chef

Past US Wellness Featured Chef, Kareema Fernan brings a warmth to her recipes that comes from her rich Jamaican and Indian heritage. Her food is prepared with love and is full of vibrant flavors. Kareema has developed a line of seasoning blends called Good Food Seasoning Blends found on her Good Clean Karma site.