This easy lemon thyme chicken thighs recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner! The lemon, garlic and herbs are stuffed underneath the skin and then the chicken is rubbed with ghee and roasted until crispy.
The lemon helps off-set the richness of the chicken thighs. So, if chicken thighs are sometimes too rich for you, this is a good dish to try out!
Pairing this chicken with some roasted vegetables or a salad would be a great way to round out the meal.
Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken Thighs
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF and adjust the rack to the middle position. Place a wire cooling rack over a baking sheet.
- Combine the lemon zest, juice, garlic, cilantro, thyme, and sea salt in a small bowl and stir to combine. Loosen the skin on the chicken things and insert about 1 tablespoon of lemon mixture under skin of each.
- Brush each chicken thigh (bottom and top of thigh) with ghee and place on the wire rack.
- Roast the chicken until the skin is golden brown and crisp and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken, but not touching the bone registers 165ºF, about 20-25 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Serve.
- Serving Size: Serves 4
Photo Credit: Becky Winkler