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Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs

The lemon and wine sauce makes this chicken thigh dish so tender and delicious!
Course Chicken
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken with lemon, lemon chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 thighs
Calories 195kcal

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 medium lemon (juiced)
  • 1 lemon zest
  • ½ cup white wine (dry)
  • 3 teaspoons garlic paste (or 3 cloves of garlic, crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper

Meat and extras

  • 5 chicken thighs
  • 10 ounces mushrooms (sliced in chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • In a mixing bowl, add lemon juice, zest, wine, garlic, tarragon, oregano, salt and pepper - whisk until all the ingredients are combined
  • Dribble some olive oil on the bottom of the baking dish and add the mushrooms
  • Lay chicken in the baking dish and dribble a little oil on top
  • Pour lemon/wine mixture all over the chicken
  • Cover with foil and bake for 45 - 50 minutes
  • Plate chicken with some vegetable.  Ladle lemon sauce on chicken along with some mushrooms
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy

Notes

Helpful tips
  • I alternate between using bone-in chicken and boneless chicken to make this dish. I like it both ways. You will have to adjust the cooking time, depending on your choice.
  • My chicken thighs were large so they took the whole 50 minutes to cook. If your chicken thighs are on the smaller size, check after 45 minutes.
  • If you prefer chicken breasts, you can use them instead of the thighs. The cooking time should be the same.
  • You don't have to marinate the chicken but if you want to, don't let it marinate for more than 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 440mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.4mg