easy baked lemon chicken
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Easy Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 417kcal
Author: Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com



  • 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


  • 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.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 913IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 12mg | Net Carbs: 2g