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Zesty Lemon Chicken

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin oil
  • juice of 2 large lemons plus 8-10 slices of lemon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 810 clove garlic, whole
  • 3 tbsp oregano
  • salt and pepper


  1. Pat dry chicken thighs and place into a baking dish or a rimmed baking sheet. 
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, onions and garlic. 
  4. Add the lemon onion mixture to the chicken and coat evenly.
  5. Place chicken in a single layer and scatter the garlic cloves and lemon slices over the chicken.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until juices run clear (internal temperature of 170°F for thighs).  If the skin is not a deep golden brown and crispy, broil chicken for a few minutes to crisp and brown the top.
  7. Serve with cauliflower rice and a side green salad.  And don’t forget to add a spoonful of the crispy onion/lemon mixture.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes