Best  Lemon Thyme Chicken

Enhance your chicken dish with a burst of citrus flavor! Try our delightful Lemon Thyme Chicken for a delicious and refreshing twist on a classic recipe.

– Chicken thighs – Scallions – Fresh or dried thyme – Garlic cloves – Lemon, juice, or limes – Butter – Salt – Black pepper To garnish: – lemon or lime slices – fresh parsley or cilantro


Place the chicken thighs' skin side down in a baking dish or roasting pan that accommodates all of them. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthways slit along the thigh bone of each.

How to make

In a small bowl place chopped onions, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and melted butter. Mix well, then spoon the mixture over each chicken thigh, spreading evenly.

How to make

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours. You can also prepare the chicken the day before and leave to marinate overnight.

How to make

Preheat the oven to 375F/190C. Remove the plastic wrap and cover the chicken with aluminum foil. Bake for about an hour.

How to make

Remove the foil and continue baking further 5-10 minutes, until the chicken turns golden brown.

How to make

Garnish with lemon or lime slices and fresh coriander if you like, and serve over rice.

How to garnish

The chicken pieces can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

How to store