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This garlic lemon chicken is an awesome recipe of lemony chicken with tons of garlic. The trick here is that we’re using chicken thighs, which are packed with flavor and are wonderfully tender. Minimum ingredients. Maximum flavor.

Lemon Chicken

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This garlic lemon chicken is an awesome recipe of lemony chicken with tons of garlic. Minimum ingredients. Maximum flavor. 


  • 6-8 chicken thighs skin off or on, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 30 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 2-3 thyme sprigs and fresh parsley to garnish


  • Lemon slices
  • French bread


  • Preheat your oven to 425 F |220 C.
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towel. Season with salt and lemon pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large oven-proof pan or skillet over medium-high heat. When it is hot, add the chicken and sear the chicken about 8 minutes or until golden brown.  Flip and sear for another 8 minutes.
  • Move chicken to the side, add the garlic to the pan and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the unpeeled garlic cloves, pour the lemon juice and stock, then add oregano and thyme.
  • Cover the pan/skillet with aluminum foil. Transfer the chicken to the preheated oven and roast until completely cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and thyme sprigs.
  • Serve with lemon slices.
  • Squeeze the buds of garlic onto the bread and spread like butter.
  • Enjoy!



You can use a dry white wine instead of chicken stock/broth. We recommend Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Torrontés or Pinot Grigio.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 571kcal
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 921mg
  • Fat: 38g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Cholesterol: 190mg

Keywords: garlic lemon chicken, chicken, lemon chicken, chicken thighs