Chicken Recipes

Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Garlic & Thyme


Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Garlic & Thyme ~ are roasted in a bath of lemon juice, white wine, and chicken broth and is easily prepared in one baking dish.  These thighs always turn out super moist, juicy and lemony-delicious!

Spring has officially begun and we have already been setting up our terrace to enjoy eating al fresco but the weather has been chilly and so unpredictable, my husband suggested to make use of the oven.

So instead of grilling chicken outside, I decided to roast the thighs with everything, all 6 ingredients, including cloves of garlic and fresh thyme.  Simple ingredients are what make these chicken thighs so flavorful.  Roasting everything together in the oven is definitely an advantage, as it freed up my time to get other things done.  A blessing in disguise !

Plus, while the chicken was roasting, I quickly made my Oven Steak Fries, threw those in the oven as well and served them as a side.  Dinner was complete in less than an hour.  Perfect for a chilly night!

You can also serve these roasted thighs with our Garlic Mashed Potatoes, or Sweet Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone Cheese.

No matter which side dish you serve them with, when you serve chicken thighs, remember to pour the remaining lemon juices over them, making the thighs taste even more flavorful.

The best part of roasting in the oven?  The lemon, garlic and thyme create a wonderful aroma that permeates throughout the house, bringing everyone to the table with an appetite.


Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Garlic & Thyme

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 2 lbs)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. salt and fresh cracked black pepper

Preheat oven at 375 degrees on ROAST.

Rinse the thighs in a large bowl with running water and rinse chicken a few times, until water comes out clear.  Trim any excess fat from the thighs and discard. Drain in a colander.

Place the thighs in an 8 x 11 deep baking dish.

Pour in chicken broth, wine and lemon juice.  Toss in garlic cloves and season the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle over the chicken with olive oil.

Toss in a some sprigs of fresh thyme on top.

Place the baking dish on the middle rack in the oven.  Roast the chicken, uncovered for 45 minutes.

Serves 3 to 5

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  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    March 26, 2017 at 1:21 am

    What a gorgeous chicken preparation you have given us here! We love lemon with our chicken and your use of thyme sounds like the perfect compliment. Thanks for another awesome dinner idea; we love what you two do!

    • Reply
      March 26, 2017 at 2:20 am

      Thank you Dan! You can use other herbs such as oregano or a blend of Italian seasonings, in place of thyme. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Reply
    March 26, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Oh my….these look scrumptious! we love chicken thighs! Love the combination of lemon, garlic and thyme. You're definitely making me hungry looking at your pictures! 🙂

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    March 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    What a delicious recipe! I think thighs are my favorite part of the whole chicken 🙂 The sauce sounds delightful!

    • Reply
      March 26, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      We agree Sue simply because we feel that chicken thighs do better and stay moist when roasting. Thank you and have a great weekend!

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    Tricia Buice
    March 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Broth, wine, lemon and chicken – I can't think of a better combination! The sauce sounds terrific and the chicken is lovely!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    March 27, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I smiled as I know my husband would enjoy this meal immensely. With all that flavorful sauce, I think I would like to have some garlic mashed potatoes and drizzle some on top of them.

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    March 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Yes ! Garlic mashed potatoes sounds perfect too! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    March 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Love anything with lemon, garlic and thyme! I imagine the sauce over the potatoes and love it! Great dish!

    • Reply
      March 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you Abbe! Hope you have a great week!

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