Easy Baked Lemon Chicken

This Easy Baked Lemon Chicken recipe is . . . easy! Use chicken thighs or chicken breasts to make this one-pot paleo and keto lemon chicken dish. 

Easy Baked Lemon Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic 6 - 9 cloves, depending on size
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest finely grated
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 1 whole lemon for slicing
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs OR 4 boneless skin-on chicken breasts


  1. Preheat oven to 400�F.
  2. Prepare the sauce. Gently heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the minced garlic and heat until tender but not browned, about 1 minute. Add the wine, lemon zest and lemon juice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper and stir.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  4. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Place skin side up in the dish. Spoon some of the sauce over top to coat completely.
  5. Slice the lemon and tuck it in, skin side down (otherwise it will scorch) between the chicken pieces.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, (less for boneless breasts) depending on the size of your chicken pieces. Check for doneness. If the skin isn't crispy, place the dish under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes until browned.
  7. Remove from oven, cover with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes. Spoon some of the sauce from the bottom of the dish over the chicken just before serving.


Recipe source: flavourandsavour
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