Recipe: Lemon Garlic Chicken

published Jan 11, 2010
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When Emma write her post on Slow-Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken a few years ago, I started drooling immediately. Unfortunately, I don’t have a slow cooker, but I took a look at the ingredient list and hacked my own recipe together using a baking dish and the oven!

Lemon Garlic Chicken

1 package of chicken thighs & drumsticks (4 thighs & 4 drumsticks)
3 lemons
15 cloves of garlic, peeled (See: How to Peel Garlic Quickly and Easily)
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a bowl, add the chicken pieces. Slice the lemons in half and juice them. Add the juice and the lemon rinds to the bowl, along with the garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme. Mix well with your hands, then dump this all in a large baking dish.

Put the dish in the oven and bake the chicken for 30 to 40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes. When the skin gets crispy and the meat is cooked through, it is done.

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