Lemon Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken Recipe

How To Make Lemon Chicken

The chicken thighs are seared then oven-baked in this herbed lemon chicken recipe, for crispy skin on the outside and rich juices on the inside.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 6-8pcschicken thighs(
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspblack pepper
  • 2tspolive oil(divided)
  • 1 ½tbspgarlic(minced or crushed)
  • ¼cuplemon juice
  • ¼cupchicken stock or broth
  • 2tspdried oregano
  • 1tspdried thyme
  • 1tbspfresh chopped parsley,
  • Lemon slices


  1. Preheat oven to 430 degrees F. Thoroughly pat thighs dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat oil in a large oven-proof pan or skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, sear chicken skin-side down for 8 to 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Flip and sear the underside for another 8 minutes, until the meat is golden.

  3. Move thighs to the side and add the garlic to the pan juices. Sauté until fragrant. Pour in the lemon juice and stock, then add in the herbs.

  4. Transfer chicken to hot oven and roast until completely cooked through about 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Garnish with extra parsley; taste test and adjust salt and pepper, if needed. Serve with lemon slices.


  • Calories: 326.35kcal
  • Fat: 23.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.51g
  • Fiber: 0.65g
  • Sugar: 0.74g
  • Protein: 22.17g
  • Cholesterol: 125.40mg
  • Sodium: 396.64mg
  • Calcium: 41.49mg
  • Potassium: 344.14mg
  • Iron: 1.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 34.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.98mg
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