Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon Thyme and Garlic

Today we are making best recipe: Baked Chicken thighs with Lemon,  Thyme and Garlic. As a rule, the simpler the better. This recipe is an excellent confirmation of this saying. By the way, absolutely summer recipe, such chicken legs do not need to be baked in the oven, they can be cooked on the grill on the grill.

And do not be embarrassed by the presence of fresh thyme in the recipe, if you could not find a fresh thyme, then safely replace it with dried, or it is possible and in general for any other herb or spice that comes to the chicken.
I often use ordinary dill with parsley or basil, and with mint will also be very good.

 Chicken thighs with Lemon, Thyme and Garlic Recipe

Yes, and more, it is not necessary to use only chicken legs, this way you can bake a whole chicken.
In general, the recipe is universal, suitable for any bird.

Baked Chicken thighs with Lemon  Thyme and Garlic Recipe


  • chicken legs
  • lemon
  • thyme
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • Ground black pepper

How to make this recipe

Chicken thighs rinse and carefully trim the skin from the top, salt.

Put chicken thighs in a greased baking dish.
Slice the lemon on thin circles, and the garlic on the petals, spread on chicken legs, add a couple of twigs of thyme, pepper.

How to make Chicken thighs - recipe

Cover back with skin, sprinkle a little and pepper and leave the whole leg in this form to marinate for half an hour, just have time to warm up the oven to 200 degrees and sit for a while on the Internet.

As soon as the hen is marinated and the oven is cracked, we send the form with the legs to bake for 30-40 minutes, then it all depends on the power of your oven and which mode you choose.
Personally, I bake with convection, so the crust turns out to be especially crisp.

I this time served chicken legs with boiled rice basmati and a simple cucumber salad.
On the salad, simply cut cucumbers into circles, white salad onion rings, chop dill and green onion, salt, pepper and season with a mixture of sour cream and granular mustard (for two tablespoons of sour cream — one teaspoon of mustard).

Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon  Thyme and Garlic

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