I’m constantly working on chicken recipes! I get asked a lot for my favorite chicken dishes so I’m always working on a new great recipe! I like chicken, but not as much as beef. So, when I make a chicken recipe that knocks my socks off I know I’ve created a really great recipe! Well….this recipe is it!! I’ve been thinking about it since I made it and since I finished the left overs! Haha! This recipe is so full of flavors the marinade that ends up turning into the juice is so delicious you’ll be licking the plate!!
I love this recipe because you can use any type if chicken you want. In this recipe I used chicken thighs! I’m looking foward to trying it with chicken breasts next! Enough of this…let’s get to the good part.. the recipe!
Lemon Garlic Chicken
4 chicken thighs, bone in & skin on
1 lemon, zested
1/2 lemon, juice
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, grated
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp parsley
2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning, optional
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Directions: Preheat oven 375°. In a medium bowl add the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, grated garlic and all seasoning except the lemon pepper, whisk together and set aside.
In an oven safe pan add the chicken thighs and pat dry. Sprinkle the thighs with the lemon pepper if using. Pour marinade over the chicken thighs evenly.
Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes until fully cooked to 165°. (Cooking time will depend on the size of the thighs) Let sit a few minutes before serving. Serve chicken with a few spoonfuls of juice and a nice chunk of crusty bread and your choice of sides!
Note: You can add baby potatoes to the pan, if they are bigger you may want to par cook before adding. Put them in the microwave for a few minutes before adding to the pan with the chicken. This chicken would be great over rice, noodles or even mashed potatoes.