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Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

These lemon garlic chicken thighs are a terrific way to eat protein when the weather is warm and you want something substantial yet light.


(Makes 8 servings)



Prep Time: 1 hr 40 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins


What You Need

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ cup raw honey (or pure maple syrup)

  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 lbs. raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless (about 8 thighs)

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

  • lemon wedges (for garnish; optional)

  • fresh parsley sprigs (for garnish; optional)


How To Make

  1. Combine lemon juice, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a nonreactive dish. Add chicken; cover and marinate, in the refrigerator, for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

  2. Preheat oven to 425° F.

  3. Remove chicken from dish, reserving marinade. Arrange in a shallow baking pan lightly coated with spray.

  4. Pour reserved marinade over chicken. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Bake, basting the first 20 minutes with marinade, for 20 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear. Discard any leftover marinade.

  6. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley if desired.



Estimated Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories 177 - Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5g - 8%

Saturated Fat 1g - 5%

Cholesterol 108mg - 36%

Sodium 266mg - 11%

Total Carbohydrates 12g - 4%

Sugars 9g

Protein 22g - 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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