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Easy Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken

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Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken is packed with tons of delicious and fresh flavors. Extremely easy to whip up in just 30 minutes enjoy this tender and juicy lemon chicken with your entire family. The lemon sauce is not overpowering the dish and brings the best flavor in the chicken.

easy baked lemon chicken

The natural ingredients in this baked chicken recipe make this dish incredibly healthy, low in carbs, and keto-friendly.

If you never tried lemon chicken before you’re in for a delicious culinary experience. This recipe is made with chicken drumsticks all marinated in a buttery lemon dressing with tons of seasonings: Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper. It’s loaded with fresh flavors, it’s garlicky, citrusy plus the sauce shines bright.

lemon chicken legs with cauliflower rice

Will the chicken taste like lemons once cooked? No, it doesn’t taste like lemons, and the lemon adds depth of flavor.

We created a one-minute long video showing you how easy it is to prepare this delicious lemon chicken recipe:

Ingredients for The Best Baked Lemon Chicken

  • Chicken Legs – Skins on! Chicken Drumsticks are inexpensive and easy to cook. The fat in the chicken skin keeps the meat moist and juicy. Use Chicken breast if you desire, but depending on their size, reduce the cooking time.
  • Butter & Olive Oil – These two guys together make a great team and are the basic ingredients for a delicious chicken marinade.
  • Lemon – Lemon Slices and lemon juice. Lemons are an essential ingredient in this recipe. The acidic substance helps the meat become extremely tender. So tender, it might fall off the bone instantly! The citric acid complements the meat and adds tons of flavor.
  • Seasonings – As with any delicious chicken recipe, seasonings are essential. I love to use thyme and lemon sea salt, Italian seasonings, pepper, and smoked paprika. These are my favorite spices, and I use them all the time. Feel free to adjust them to your tastebuds. A dash of cayenne pepper to spice things up would be a fantastic addition!
lemon chicken ingredients

How to Make Baked Lemon Chicken?

Making lemon chicken with bone-in chicken drummettes is effortless and quick to make. Roasted to perfection, this baked chicken makes a great weeknight dinner.

  1. Prepare the marinade. Combine the butter, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings. Pour it over the chicken and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before baking.
  2. In a large casserole dish, arrange the chicken legs and place lemon slices in between.
  3. Bake for about 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven at 425F or until the internal chicken temperature is 165F.
  4. Remove from the oven and enjoy topped with fresh herbs.
lemon chicken with fresh thyme

How to Serve Lemon Chicken?

This recipe goes well with cauliflower rice, cauliflower mashed potatoes, or a side of grilled vegetables.

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Easy Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com
Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken is packed with tons of delicious and fresh flavors. Extremely easy to whip up in just 30 minutes enjoy this tender and juicy lemon chicken with your entire family.

Ingredients


  • 10-12 chicken legs
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter or ghee melted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp thyme and lemon sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • fresh thyme to garnish

Instructions


  • In a large bowl combine the melted butter, olive oil, Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Wisk well and add the chicken legs. Toss well to coat! Let t
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. Marinate for at least 30 minutes (best overnight!)
  • Preheat the oven to 425 F / 220C.
  • Arrange the chicken legs into a large casserole dish and place lemon slices in between the legs.
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Flip the chicken and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Chicken is cooked when the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
417kcal
Total Carbs
2g
Net Carbs
2g
Protein
43g
Fat
26g
Fiber
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

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Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken is packed with tons of delicious and fresh flavors. Extremely easy to whip up in just 30 minutes enjoy this tender and juicy lemon chicken with your entire family. The lemon sauce is not overpowering the dish and bring the best flavor in the chicken. Recipe via @lowcarbspark
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