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Roast Lemon Chicken thighs with crispy skin pan, seared then oven baked for tender and juicy chicken full of flavour! Your new favourite chicken recipe is here! With a kick of garlic and a touch of herbs, simple to make with minimal ingredients and maximum flavour! | cafedelites.com
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Lemon Chicken

Roast Lemon Chicken thighs with crispy skin pan, seared then oven baked for tender and juicy chicken full of flavour! Your new favourite chicken recipe is here! With a kick of garlic and a touch of herbs, simple to make with minimal ingredients and maximum flavour!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 6-8 chicken thighs skin-on, bone-in, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic minced or crushed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or broth (or a dry white wine for extra flavour!)*
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh chopped parsley, plus extra to garnish
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 220°C | 430°F. Thoroughly pat thighs dry with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large oven-proof pan or skillet over medium-high heat. When pan is HOT, sear chicken skin-side down for 8-10 minutes, until crispy and golden browned. Flip and sear the underside for another 8 minutes, until the meat is golden.
  • Move thighs to the side and add the garlic to the pan juices. Sauté until fragrant (30 seconds). Pour in the lemon juice and stock, then add in the herbs. 
  • Transfer chicken to hot oven and roast until completely cooked through (about 15-20 minutes). 
  • Garnish with extra parsley; taste test and adjust salt and pepper, if needed. Serve with lemon slices.

Notes

*If using a dry white wine instead of chicken stock/broth, use a Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.

Nutrition

Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 772mg | Potassium: 520mg | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 11.7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2.4mg