Crispy lemon baked chicken thighs

Crispy lemon baked chicken thighs

Tender and flavourful chicken thighs are marinated in a delicious tangy sauce, then baked to golden, crispy perfection. Add your own favorite sides and you have a delish healthy meal. Enjoy!

Crispy lemon baked chicken thighs

Tender and flavourful chicken thighs are marinated in a delicious tangy sauce, then baked to golden, crispy perfection. Add your own favorite sides and you have a delish healthy meal. Enjoy!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken thighs (bone-in with skin)
  • ¼ cup 60 ml olive oil
  • ¼ cup 60 ml 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
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Instructions

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a mixing bowl or large ziplock bag. Add the chicken thighs and toss to fully coat.
  2. Cover or seal, and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, turning every now and then if possible.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Line one large, or two regular baking trays with parchment paper.
  4. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade, and place them skin-side up, on the tray(s).
  5. 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.

Tip

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.

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6 comments

  1. Julie
    Sprouts sells boneless chicken thighs for $1.55/lb. What a bargain!
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  3. Paul
    Would these be ok to freeze? (Thinking of batch-cooking).
    Reply: #4
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Would these be ok to freeze? (Thinking of batch-cooking).

    We haven't tested freezing, but it should be fine to freeze them!

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  6. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I read it wrong.. and I reported my own comment 🙄

    I hope you enjoy this one, Sarah!

  7. Ann
    Talk about easy and delicious! My husband and I both loved this recipe.
    Reply: #10
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Talk about easy and delicious! My husband and I both loved this recipe.

    I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe; it's a favorite in our house as well.

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