Lemon pepper chicken thighs

Lemon pepper chicken thighs

Seasoned with lemon, pepper and garlic, these juicy lemon pepper chicken thighs are easy to make and a delicious easy dinner recipe.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked chicken thighs, Chicken thigh recipes, Lemon pepper chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 225kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 8 chicken thighs skin-on, bone-in
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tsp dried herbs (Any dried herb mix will work: Herbs de Provence, Italian seasoning or even just dried oregano)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lemon sliced


  • Season the chicken with the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet or pan over medium high heat then add the chicken thighs, skin side down. Allow the chicken to cook for 7-10 minutes until the skin is a deep golden brown and the fat has rendered.
  • Carefully flip the chicken thighs over and allow to cook for another 10 minutes on the other side.
  • Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Add butter, garlic and herbs and allow to cook for 30 seconds before adding the lemon slices and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer then add the chicken thighs back in. Allow to cook for another 10 minutes. You can cover the chicken if you want more sauce or place it in a hot oven to finish cooking.
  • Serve the chicken with the pan sauce and lemon slices with sides of your choice.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg