Lemon garlic chicken thighs are a super easy weeknight meal. By using chicken thighs, you get tons of flavor and they stay nice and juicy - no dry and terrible chicken breasts here! You'll need to marinate the thighs for a couple hours or even overnight, but they take less than an hour to cook and you can spend that time making all kinds of yummy sides.
Also, while I'm roasting these thighs, they can be grilled too!
Step 1: Ingredients:
four large chicken thighs - bone in, skin on
1/8 cup olive oil
zest and juice of one lemon
two pinches oregano
two pinches rosemary
good pinch of salt
2-3 garlic cloves, grated or minced
This recipe can be easily scaled up to feed more people. Since we'll be roasting the chicken thighs you can serve a ton of people with it without increasing your time spent in the kitchen. :D
Step 2: Marinate!
Zest your lemon and grate your garlic into a large bowl. Then add the lemon juice, olive oil, herbs and salt and pepper. Whisk this together really well!
Once the marinade is mixed, add in the chicken thighs. Toss them around so the marinade covers them really well. I like to leave them skin side up so the marinade can really penetrate into the dark meat on the bottom side. :D
Marinate these in the fridge for a couple hours or more - just cover them with a little plastic wrap. Turn them over halfway through the marinade time.