Lemon Chicken Thighs

This recipes is so good and super easy!

We love making this recipe when we are short on time and just need to throw something together pretty quick!

Plus, we LOVE chicken thighs! So good and full of good healthy fats. Cooking chicken thighs is so easy because they don't dry out like chicken breasts so you don't have to worry about over cooking them! ​

This recipe yields about 4 servings keep in mind this is a higher fat dish and is very filling so keep the serving sizes smaller.

Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut oil

3 tablespoons minced garlic (about 9 cloves)

1/3 cup white wine (optional)

1 tablespoon Lemon zest

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon Thyme leaves

Salt and Pepper to taste

4 chicken thighs (boneless)

1-2 lemons

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a small pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute (or until fragrant), then remove from heat.
  4. Add wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and salt to taste.
  5. Pour mixture into 9x12" baking dish.
  6. Pat chicken dry and place it skin side up on top of sauce.
  7. Brush chicken with melted coconut oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Cut lemon into 8 wedges and arrange them around the chicken.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until juices run clear. The skin should be nicely browned, but if you want it browner, just put it under the broiler for 2 minutes.
  10. Once chicken is done, cover tightly with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Info

337 Calories per serving

3.0g Usable Carbs (not fiber)

21g Protein

25g Fat

Stephen Cummock
 

I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA, Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through the USA weightlifting Organization, Level 1 Precision Nutrition Certified, as well as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer through NASM. I have over 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry and 3 years of experience as an NCAA D1 strength and conditioning coach. I completed my bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Colorado in Exercise Sciences in 2010 and finished my Master’s in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics in 2012. I have worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from special populations, weight loss, and even up to professional athletes. I have trained and educated people on how to become top notch personal trainers.