Lemon Baked Chicken Thighs Easy Dinner

How Lemon Baked Chicken Thighs stops the family from saying chicken again …. Well yes chicken is a main protein in our modern day diet.  So how do you change it up a little?  With spices and citrus that’s how.  By adding Lemon to the meat it has a very refreshing taste added to it.

Lemon Baked Chicken Thighs

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  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup Corn meal
  • 1 Lemon, cut in half
  • 1 ts Lemon zest from the lemon above
  • 1tbs Lawry’s seasoned Salts
  • 2 tbs McCormick Chipotle and garlic seasoning
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely diced
  • ½ ts Black pepper
  • ½ cube Butter
  • 3 tbs Avocado oil (for its high smoke point)


Take the dry ingredients and put them in a 1 gallon zip bag

Rinse off the chicken thighs (leave them damp to wet)

Cut the Lemon in half and rub the cut side of the lemon on the chicken, give the lemon a genital squeeze to get a good amount of juice on the skin of the chicken

Start heating the oil in a cast iron frying pan

Add the butter when the pan is hot

Place the chicken thighs one at a time in to the zip bag and shake the thigh around covering it completely.

Repeat for the remainder of the chicken placing them in to the frying pan as you coat them

After the chicken is browned well remove it from the frying pan and place it on a baking rack and place in a pre heated oven set to 350 degrees

Check on the internal temperature of the chicken

When it reaches 170 degrees place a lemon slice on top of the chicken thigh

Finish baking and serve hot.



The recipe is simple and easy to put together.  You can scale it up as much as your family needs.

Cast Iron frying
Cast Iron Frying Pan

If you let the heat come up before you put the chicken in to the pan, the chicken will brown up real nice and you won’t have a big mess in the bottom of the frying pan.  The pan is ready (hot) when the meat sizzles when you place it in the pan.

It is done!
Ready to come out of the oven


Chicken is so versatile that it can be served with almost anything, not yo sure it would be a hit with Ice Cream but for someone it would be fine.  I myself prefer a starch and vegetable so some kind.

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Keep this in mind for when your looking for something with a twist.

Post Author: Bradly