Hot Pepper Olive Stuffed Chicken Thighs

25 mins Serves 4 Get a little spicy with these one pan Hot Pepper Olive Stuffed Chicken Thighs. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, or elegant enough for a date night in! #STARFineFoods Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs – bone-in and skin-on 15 STAR Hot Pepper Stuffed Green Olives 4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 5 large leaves basil, chopped ¼ tsp red pepper flakes Dash of smoked paprika Salt and pepper 2-3 tbsp STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove chicken thighs from the fridge and allow to rest at room temperature shortly.

In a small food processor, add in the STAR Hot Pepper Stuffed Green Olives, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes and smoked paprika. Pulse until the ingredients are all just combined, but the mixture is not smooth. Set aside.

Pat chicken thighs dry, and season both sides of each thigh with salt and pepper.

Heat an oven-proof skillet. Add in STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and swirl around pan, oil should appear to be shimmering.

Gently stuff a few tablespoons of hot pepper olive mixture under the skin of each chicken thigh.

Place each chicken thigh, skin side down into the hot pan and simmer until the skin turns golden brown, about 3 minutes. Gently flip each chicken thigh over, and continue to fry on the other side another 3 minutes. Place skillet into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken thighs register 165 degrees.

Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Hot Pepper Olive Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Get a little spicy with these one pan Hot Pepper Olive Stuffed Chicken Thighs. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, or elegant enough for a date night in! #STARFineFoods

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Made of fresh pressed olives with a rich fruity taste and peppery finish. There is no finer olive oil to use with your freshest foods and in recipes where its deliciously robust flavor will enhance the overall taste of your dish.

NAOOA Seal STAR is a long standing member of the NAOOA. STAR’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil bears the NAOOA seal and has been tested tested to meet or exceed the International Olive Council’s worldwide olive oil industry standards for quality and authenticity.

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Specialty Stuffed Olives

A gourmet treat, these green olives are stuffed with a variety of flavors. Perfect for snacking, salads, pasta or garnishing a cocktail.

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Ingredients

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove chicken thighs from the fridge and allow to rest at room temperature shortly.

2

In a small food processor, add in the STAR Hot Pepper Stuffed Green Olives, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes and smoked paprika. Pulse until the ingredients are all just combined, but the mixture is not smooth. Set aside.

3

Pat chicken thighs dry, and season both sides of each thigh with salt and pepper.

4

Heat an oven-proof skillet. Add in STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and swirl around pan, oil should appear to be shimmering.

5

Gently stuff a few tablespoons of hot pepper olive mixture under the skin of each chicken thigh.

6

Place each chicken thigh, skin side down into the hot pan and simmer until the skin turns golden brown, about 3 minutes. Gently flip each chicken thigh over, and continue to fry on the other side another 3 minutes. Place skillet into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken thighs register 165 degrees.

7

Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove chicken thighs from the fridge and allow to rest at room temperature shortly.

2

In a small food processor, add in the STAR Hot Pepper Stuffed Green Olives, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes and smoked paprika. Pulse until the ingredients are all just combined, but the mixture is not smooth. Set aside.

3

Pat chicken thighs dry, and season both sides of each thigh with salt and pepper.

4

Heat an oven-proof skillet. Add in STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and swirl around pan, oil should appear to be shimmering.

5

Gently stuff a few tablespoons of hot pepper olive mixture under the skin of each chicken thigh.

6

Place each chicken thigh, skin side down into the hot pan and simmer until the skin turns golden brown, about 3 minutes. Gently flip each chicken thigh over, and continue to fry on the other side another 3 minutes. Place skillet into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken thighs register 165 degrees.

7

Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe developed by: http://www.countrycleaver.com

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 4

In This Recipe

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Made of fresh pressed olives with a rich fruity taste and peppery finish. There is no finer olive oil to use with your freshest foods and in recipes where its deliciously robust flavor will enhance the overall taste of your dish.

NAOOA Seal STAR is a long standing member of the NAOOA. STAR’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil bears the NAOOA seal and has been tested tested to meet or exceed the International Olive Council’s worldwide olive oil industry standards for quality and authenticity.

Learn More Buy Now

Specialty Stuffed Olives

A gourmet treat, these green olives are stuffed with a variety of flavors. Perfect for snacking, salads, pasta or garnishing a cocktail.

Learn More Buy Now
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