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

How to Make Easy Lemon Chicken


  • 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!

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About Easy Lemon Chicken

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