Sweet & Smoky Chicken Thighs with Roasted Onions

For an easy weeknight meal, try out our sweet and smoky chicken thighs with tangy roasted onions. A mixture of black pepper, brown sugar, and paprika add nuanced flavor to rich and juicy chicken thighs. Roasting the chicken on top of the onions adds additional flavor to the sweet red onions. Serve with salad, rice, pasta, or crusty bread for a complete meal.

Sweet & Smoky Chicken Thighs with Roasted Onions

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 45 minutes
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  • 1 red onion, halved and cut into wedges
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika 
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill or parsley


1) Arrange red onion wedges and 4 garlic cloves along the bottom of a Suvie pan.

2)  In a small bowl, stir together 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tbsp brown sugar, and 1 tbsp smoked paprika. Rub chicken all over with spice mixture and place in the pan on top of onions. 

3)  Place pan in the bottom zone of Suvie. Input settings and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Roast at 350°F for 45 minutes 

Top Zone: None

4) Remove pan from Suvie and let sit 10 minutes. Divide chicken and onions between plates and garnish with herbs.

Sweet & Smoky Chicken Thighs


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 130, Total Fat 5g, Total Carbohydrates 9g, Total Sodium 1740mg, Total Protein 13g.

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2 months ago

Is there a way to save recipes to a favorites?

Caroline Pierce
Caroline Pierce
2 months ago
Reply to  Kate

Hi Kate, this is an upgrade we are looking to add, but at this time there is not a way to save recipes from Recette.

2 months ago

I really enjoyed this one…it was simple, inexpensive, and easy. I did have to cook my chicken for 1 hour and 20 minutes for the doneness we prefer. I loved the smokey sweet of the paprika. I think the next time I will add a bit of heat.