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Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

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These delicious lemon garlic butter chicken thighs are packed with flavours, keto friendly, and not only it is easy to make and it will come together in no time, making it the perfect dish to serve any weekday. Serve alongside your favorite vegetables or seasonal salad or over pasta, mashed potatoes, and rice if you are not doing low-carb. You can also serve this with some crusty bread to soak up all that amazing lemon garlic butter sauce.

  • 7 Garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 6 Skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon wedges
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Mince one garlic clove. Smash the remaining 6 garlic cloves with the side of a chef's knife.
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in a microwave oven until melted, 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice, minced and smashed garlic cloves. Set aside.
  3. Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel. Generously season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat ghee in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken thighs, skin-side down, for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Flip chicken over and brush the skin with lemon-garlic-butter mixture. Pour remaining butter mixture and lemon slices into skillet.
  5. Transfer the whole skillet to the oven and bake until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 74C/165F. Brush skin every 10 minutes with pan juice.
  6. Remove skillet from the oven and place chicken on a serving platter. Drizzle chicken with pan juices and garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.

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Brian's Home Blog 30/11/22 22:32

That looks totally delicious!

Cooking Julia 30/11/22 23:31

One of my favorite ways of cooking chicken thighs!

Tom 1/12/22 00:34

...I love chicken and this looks great.

J.P. Alexander 1/12/22 01:37

Gracias por la receta, el pollo se ve muy rico. Te mando un beso.

foodtravelandwine 1/12/22 03:03

I can imagine a piece of bread soaked in that wonderful juice...delicious!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

The Happy Whisk 1/12/22 05:22

Looks very good, Angie! Question for you: When you publish a post, does it show up in the blog feed for you? Mine is not and yours didn't show up until now. Mine took over two hours to finally show up in the feed. Wondering if you're having that same issue.

Margaret D 1/12/22 06:28

I bet that is just ever so delicious.

Anne in the kitchen 1/12/22 07:00

Chicken, lemon, butter and garlic! What is not to love?

Rose world 1/12/22 07:55

I would enjoy this recipe.

G'day Souffle 1/12/22 07:58

Whoop whoop! Looks delicious. I like the quote by Jim Davi (about vegetables being a "must on a diet)" Therefore, I can just picture this dish being accompanied by a piece of pumpkin pie!

Lola Martínez 1/12/22 07:59

No sé muy bien en qué consiste la dieta cetogénica, pero sí que me gustan mucho esos muslos, la elaboración es sencilla y el resultado buenísimo.
Un beso.

Nancy Chan 1/12/22 08:42

Looks delicious. I would love to eat this with bread to soak up the sauce.Yums.

DEZMOND 1/12/22 09:49

Oooh, I like that seethrough plate in the last photo, I have a thing for glass kitchen things.

Javier 1/12/22 10:17

This chicken looks so tempting and perfectly cooked.

roentare 1/12/22 10:53

That just looks scrumptious! So good!

Chef Mimi 1/12/22 12:54

Fabulous looking chicken! Is there a reason you use butter and ghee?

Anonymous 1/12/22 13:12

Hi Angie, well I just decided what the Laganella's are having for dinner tonight. Thanks! Bernadette,

Angie's Recipes 1/12/22 13:57

@Chef MimiIt's called lemon garlic butter chicken :-) But of course you can fry the chicken with olive oil if desired. I prefer to cook with ghee and animal fat.

Anonymous 1/12/22 17:10

Lemon and garlic anything sounds delicious ! As usual, your presentation is gorgeous. It's Judee at Gluten Free A-Z Blog

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 1/12/22 17:19

Garlic and butter are so perfect for thighs and this chicken looks fantastic!

Bill 1/12/22 21:34

The meal looks so delicious!

DeniseinVA 1/12/22 22:56

Oh yes, I would find these absolutely delicious! Thanks for another great recipe Angie :) And always so pretty!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 2/12/22 01:13

Lemon, garlic, butter, salt, and pepper is a simple yet heavenly combination that always stands out! And the chicken cooked to perfection, too.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 2/12/22 08:41

Love garlic butter and lemon flavours but have never thought of combining the two flavours together. Definitely a combination I shall be trying, although I would probably use chicken breasts. as that is the only cut we tend to eat, not keen on bone in, or skin on, joints! Thanks for the great idea of serving with crusty bread too, can't waste any of that delicious juice :)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 2/12/22 13:28

My family will love this chicken recipe. Simple, delicious and perfect for a weeknight!

[Reply] 2/12/22 16:42

I love chicken thighs, these look and sound amazing!

speedy70 2/12/22 20:43

Molto saporito e invitante questo pollo!!!

Marcelle 2/12/22 21:26

We love these flavors and that chicken looks so good! Mashed potatoes are a must with this!!

My name is Erika. 3/12/22 00:42

lemon and chicken always work together so well, don't they? I'm waiting for dinner so this is making me hungry. hugs-Erika

Rainbow Evening 3/12/22 03:47

love garlic makes food yummy....

The Yum List 3/12/22 11:17

Garlic butter makes everything taste good, right?

Anonymous 3/12/22 15:28

What a terrific week-night meal, flavourful and quick! I can certainly see putting these tasty thighs on some zucchini pasta or cauliflower rice.

Sherry's Pickings 4/12/22 22:09

chicken thighs are the best! especially with these wonderful flavours. garlic and butter and lemon = delicious.

tigerfish 5/12/22 17:24

Don't you think ghee makes it even more delicious? It's more powerful than butter ;p

Anonymous 7/12/22 22:50

A lovely recipe for Chicken Thighs :)

All the best Jan

Raymund 8/12/22 03:03

That chicken looks perfectly cooked

Valentina 13/12/22 03:20

My favorite type of chicken dinner. Lemon+garlic is always the best. :-) ~Valentina


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