Juicy Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs

There’s something incredibly comforting about a dish that’s both fragranced with a bounty of herbs and brightened up with the zesty cheer of lemon. This Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs recipe is exactly that – a burst of flavor in every bite, perfect for a cozy family dinner or a hearty meal with good friends. I remember the first time I made this dish; it was a chilly autumn evening, and I wanted something that would warm the soul as much as the body. The aroma of roasting chicken mingled with lemon and herbs did just that. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an experienced home chef, this recipe is delightfully straightforward but doesn’t skimp on taste.

Juicy Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs

  • 8 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • 2 lemons, one juiced and one sliced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Preparation of Chicken and Marinade

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add chicken thighs to the bowl, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes, or for better flavor, overnight in the fridge.

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Arrange chicken thighs skin-side up in a roasting pan. Scatter lemon slices around the chicken. Roast in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is golden and crisp.

Mark as done

Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven. Serve the chicken thighs warm with a side of your choice, drizzled with the pan juices and garnished with extra fresh herbs if desired.

Mark as done

Final words

There you have it – juicy, aromatic Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs that promise to be a hit at any table. I hope this recipe brings as much warmth and flavor to your meals as it has to mine. Thank you for cooking along with me! Don’t forget to explore more delicious recipes on my site. Happy cooking!


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