Crispy lemon baked chicken thighs
- 3 lbs 1.5 kg chicken thighs , 2 per serving, bone in and skin on
- 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp 3 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
- 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp 2 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp 2 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
- Combine the marinade ingredients in a mixing bowl or large ziplock bag. Add the chicken thighs and toss to fully coat.
- Cover or seal, and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, turning every now and then if possible.
- Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Line one large, or two regular baking trays with parchment paper.
- Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade, and place them skin-side up, on the tray(s).
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165°F/74°C, and the skin is golden brown. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
This dish is perfect to prepare in the morning, marinade all day and then bake at night.
For extra lemon flavour, add slices of lemon to the baking tray to roast.
Serve with fresh greens or cauliflower mash.