22 minute chicken thigh dinner in a hurry

I find weekday dinners the hardest part of my weekly work week. I’ve decided to create a section of my blog for speedy weekday dinners which are healthy. This meal can be ready in 22 minutes if you are super organised and is really easy and healthy. I’m not sure about you but the thought of coming home and cooking after a busy day can be exhausting and I’m trying to find healthy and quick cheat ways to make  delicious meals. I recently went for a medical check up and thankfully all is okay but I wanted to make sure I kept my nutrition in check as I get older. I started seeing a doctor who is a nutritionist and through a few lifestyle changes I managed to not only lose 4kg without compromising on lifestyle but I am much healthier for it. I thought I’d share a few of the recipes and tips and tricks that helped me. I’ve found this meal always helps jump start my routine on a Monday or Tuesday night.


4 skinless deboned chicken thighs
1/2-1 tablespoon of Res El Hanout


  1. Sprinkle 1/2-1 tablespoon of Res El Hanout spice onto the chicken thighs
  2. Wrap in foil
  3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
  4. Serve with whatever you want – salad, steamed veg, rice, cous cous, bulgar wheat

Chicken wrapped up in foil ready to go in the oven

It’s that simple. What I tend to do is whilst the chicken is cooking is prepare some rice (in my picture I’ve cooked rice with buckwheat) in my mini rice cooker and by the time the chicken is out of the oven, all you need to do is plate and serve. It’s up to you but you can pour the juices over the chicken or just serve up. As theveggie won’t eat meat, I tend to eat 2 chicken thighs for dinner and take the leftovers for work the next day. Theveggie usually eats the same as me but fries up vegetarian sausages or halloumi as his protein for the evening.


Dinner is served – 2 chicken thighs with buckwheat rice


1 Comment

  1. 30th March 2019 / 5:26 am

    This looks delicious and I love how simple it is to prepare, Karen. I tend to always take two hours to prepare even the simplest meals but can’t see how I’d manage to mess this one here up.

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