4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (preferably from free-range chicken)

1 tbsp olive oil (or oil of your choice)

2 tsp minced fresh rosemary

2 tsp fresh lemon zest

12 oz white button or cremini mushroom caps

1 tbsp fresh minced parsley

fresh lemon juice, to taste

salt and pepper, to taste

dash paprika



Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Blend the oil, rosemary, and lemon zest, and some salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Blot excess moisture from the outside of the chicken pieces with paper towel. Gently loosen the skin and rub all surfaces of the chicken, even under the skin, with the seasoned oil.

Arrange the chicken pieces on a foil-lined baking sheet large enough to accommodate the chicken and the mushrooms, which will be added later.

Decorate each piece with a little paprika. Place the chicken in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the stems of the mushrooms flush with the caps. After 20 minutes, add the mushrooms to the pan, tossing them in the rendered chicken juices and season them with salt and pepper.

Arrange them stem-side down and return the pan to the oven for 20-25 minutes. Cook until the chicken is white and opaque and the juices are clear.

Serve the chicken and mushrooms sprinkled with parsley, lemon juice, and pan juices.