Today’s share is a wonderful tried and true recipe from Food & Wine – Easy Baked Lemon & Garlic Chicken Thighs.
Easy Baked Lemon & Garlic Chicken Thighs – This family-favorite, quick and easy recipe, is a delicious meal the whole family will love! With just a few ingredients and minutes to throw together, this simple recipe allows the chicken to shine – tender, juicy, absolutely delicious! Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable, rice and salad. A perfect any day, busy weekday meal.
This chicken has the perfect amount of lemon and garlic, not too overpowering, allowing the chicken to shine. For those who love lemon (like me), serve with fresh lemon slices/wedges to squeeze over top after baking.
What you need: bone-in chicken thighs with skin, lemon juice, fresh garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, brown sugar, fresh ground pepper, salt (sea salt or kosher), and fresh lemon slices/wedges for serving.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towel. Next, place chicken in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. *In a small bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and brown sugar and mix well, then pour over chicken. Toss chicken in marinade, coating evenly. Place chicken skin down on baking sheet. Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Next, turn chicken over and allow to bake for an additional 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked thoroughly, reaching a safe internal temp of 165 degrees F.
*I mix the marinade in a small bowl, then pour it over the chicken. You can save a dish to wash by doing it all in one large bowl.
When ready, serve with fresh lemon to squeeze over top, your favorite steamed veggie, rice (long grain wild rice is great) and a salad. Enjoy!
More Easy Chicken Recipe Favorites
- Famous Butter Chicken
- Chicken & Rice Casserole
- Soy-Brown Sugar-Glazed Chicken Thighs
- Baked Teriyaki Chicken
- Creamy Chicken Bake
- Lemon Rosemary & Garlic Chicken with Potatoes
- Oven-Fried Chicken
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Easy Baked Lemon & Garlic Chicken Thighs
- 2 pounds chicken thighs (bone-in with skin)
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- fresh cracker pepper, to taste
- kosher or sea salt, to taste
- lemon wedge slices for serving
For the full directions and to print this deliciously simple recipe, please head to Food & Wine.
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