Easy Baked Lemon Chicken…



This Easy Baked Lemon Chicken recipe is . . . easy! Made with fresh lemons, herbs and garlic, it will have you dreaming of the sun-drenched Mediterranean.
Author: Flavour & Savour
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves)
  • ⅓ cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (1 or 2 lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs OR 4 boneless skin-on chicken breasts
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Prepare the sauce. Gently heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the minced garlic and heat until tender but not browned, about 1 minute. Add the wine, lemon zest and lemon juice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper and stir.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  4. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Place skin side up in the dish. Spoon some of the sauce over top to coat completely.
  5. Slice the lemon and tuck it in, skin side down (otherwise it will scorch) between the chicken pieces.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken pieces. Check for doneness. If the skin isn’t crispy, place the dish under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes until browned.
  7. Remove from oven, cover with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes. Spoon the sauce over top just before serving.