Lemon Thyme Chicken

Enhance your chicken dish with a burst of citrus flavor!   Try this 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



Prep the Chicken

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.

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.

Make The Marinade

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.


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


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

Uncover the chicken

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