Lemon Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Lemon Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by linda46168

Makes 8 servings



Baked Chicken recipe using thighs and/or legs.

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Chicken

2 tbsp. lemon zest
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves, finely minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 lbs. chicken thighs or drumsticks
2 tbsp. melted butter

Recipe Directions for Lemon Chicken

  1. Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper in a large zipper-lock plastic bag. Seal the bag and shake well to blend. Place the chicken pieces in the bag with the marinade, pressing out excess air and sealing once more. Refrigerate and let marinate for 2 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade and transfer to a baking dish, skin-side up, reserving the leftover marinade. Brush the top of each piece of chicken with melted butter.

  3. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the skins are crispy and well-browned. Halfway through baking, pour the remaining marinade over the chicken pieces in the baking dish. Once fully baked, cover loosely with foil and let rest 10 minutes before serving. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with lemon slices and serve.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 132.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
247
Calories from Fat
102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.3g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
109mg
36%
Sodium
409mg
17%
Potassium
303mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
1.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
33.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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