Easy Lemon Chicken

Carol Perricone


I went on Pinterest, and found this recipe. I decided to make it for dinner tonight, and it was easy, and delicious. I know you will enjoy it once you try it.

I used bone-in chicken thighs, but you can also use bone-in chicken breast.

photos: are my own

Credit for the recipe goes to: www.inspiredtaste.net/easyrecipe-print/18649-0

★★★★★ 5 votes
15 Min
30 Min


1 1/2 lb
chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
1 Tbsp
whole grain mustard
1 Tbsp
lemon zest, divided
1 1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
olive oil, divided
1/4 c
lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1 1/4 c
chicken stock
garlic cloves, smashed
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp


1Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Wash chicken and remove excess fat.
2Stir mustard, 1 tsp. lemon zest, oregano, thyme, salt, and 1 tsp. olive oil in a small bowl.
3Stir remaining lemon zest, lemon juice and chicken stock in another bowl.
4Use your fingers or a brush to coat the chicken on both sides with the rub.
5Heat remaining Tblsp. of oil in a large, oven safe skillet or frying pan. Add smashed garlic, cook for 1 minute, or until you can smell toasted garlic and the garlic has browned around the edges. Remove the garlic, but leave the oil.
6Now, add chicken skin side down into hot oil and cook 2-3 minutes or until skin has turned golden brown.
7Flip chicken, then add lemon juice mixture. Slide pan into pre-heated oven and bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of chicken reads 175 degrees F.
8Remove pan from oven and transfer chicken to a warm plate and cover with aluminum foil. Place pan with liquid over medium heat, and bring to a simmer.
9Mix butter and flour together to make a paste. Whisk the paste into the liquid in the pan. The sauce should thicken slightly and become glossy.
10Place chicken back in pan, or on a platter, and serve with sauce. Goes well with rice and vegetables, mashed potatoes, or even pasta. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids