Lemon Chicken

recipe

So the mistake I made with this recipe is that I got boneless and skinless chicken thighs trying to make the recipe more “healthier” and the chicken was really dry. So I recommend doing skin on and bone in. I guess you could take the skin off and not eat it, to be healthier, but why? The skin and bone in help it to be more juicy, so next time I make this I will do as the recipe says and not try to be healthy!

2 tbsp. lemon zest
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1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves, finely minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2-4 lbs. of bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or drumsticks
2-3 tbsp. melted butter
Thinly sliced lemons, for garnished
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Combine the lemon zest,
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lemon juice, garlic,
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thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper in a large zipper-lock plastic bag. Seal the bag and shake well to blend. Place the chicken pieces in the bag with the marinade, pressing out excess air and sealing once more. Refrigerate and let marinate for 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade and transfer to a baking dish,
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skin-side up, reserving the leftover marinade. Brush the top of each piece of chicken with melted butter.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the skins are crispy and well-browned.
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Halfway through baking, pour the remaining marinade over the chicken pieces in the baking dish. Once fully baked, cover loosely with foil and let rest 10 minutes before serving. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with lemon slices and serve.
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