Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes

A flavorful, tender Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs with potatoes and an outstanding lemon-y sauce. Ready in less than 1 hour and all you need are minimal ingredients and 1 pan. Serve with rice and you have a delicious, healthy, low carb dinner!

Cast iron skillet with roasted chicken thighs and lemon

Today we are talking about this DELICIOUS roasted chicken thighs recipe with a flavorful lemon-y sauce and hearty potatoes. This recipe only takes a little less than 1 hour, made in one pan, and consists of only a handful of wholesome ingredients! I don’t know about you, but that sounds like something I need on busier week nights.

Because this recipe is made with chicken – I figured it’d be best to have a sauce to go with it. The lemon-y sauce in this dish is made of garlic, lemon zest, chicken broth, and some dijon mustard. The sauce is really what brings this whole recipe together. When I made this for my family it was a hit! We served it over brown rice and it was fabulous.

How Long Do You Bake Chicken Thighs?

Chicken thighs are so simple to make and hard to mess up. You can bake/roast chicken thighs at 350F for 1 hour – or for this recipe, 425F for 40 minutes. You can do the higher temperature for quicker results, or lower temperature if you want to cook the chicken thighs lower and slow.

How to Make Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs – Step by Step

  1. First, place chicken in cast-iron skillet – season with salt & pepper. Arrange quartered potatoes around chicken.
  2. Whisk all of lemon sauce ingredients together. Then pour lemon sauce over chicken and potatoes.
  3. Place some lemon slices over top of chicken thighs and cook for 40 minutes – broil for 1 minute at the very end to slightly char chicken and potatoes.

step by step photos of how to make a lemon chicken recipe

Tips For Making Roasted Chicken Thighs

  • If you would like to use a leaner protein in this recipe you can replace the chicken thighs with chicken breast.
  • You can add additional herbs to this dish like parsley, oregano, or thyme.
  • The best potatoes to use in this recipe are baby potatoes but red potatoes work fine as well.

What sides to serve with Roasted Chicken Thighs

  • I love to serve this lemon chicken recipe with brown or white rice. This dish creates a beautiful lemon-y sauce that is perfect to have with the chicken and potatoes over rice or quinoa. You can also serve with vegetable salad or additional roasted vegetables.

More Easy Chicken Recipes To Try:
Balsamic Glazed Chicken with Garden Tomatoes
30 Minute Honey Soy Chicken
Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Cast iron skillet with roasted chicken thighs and lemon

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a cast iron skillet with lemon chicken and potatoes

Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs

5 from 6 votes
Servings 4
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Cooling Time
5 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Roasted chicken thighs with a delicious lemon-y sauce and potatoes. A healthy, meal-in-one recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cast iron chicken, easy dinner recipe, lemon chicken, roasted chicken thighs
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: A Simple Palate

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless-skinless chicken thighs
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 lb baby potatoes (halve potatoes or quarter if larger)

Lemon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Lay chicken in cast-iron skillet - season with salt & pepper. Arrange potatoes around chicken thighs. 

  2. Whisk all of lemon sauce ingredients together in a bowl - lemon juice & zest, honey, olive oil, dijon mustard, garlic, and chopped rosemary. 

  3. Pour lemon sauce over chicken thighs and potatoes. Lay any extra lemon slices over chicken thighs and bake for 40 minutes - broil for 1 minute until chicken and potato edges are slightly charred. Serve chicken and sauce over rice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Tips

  • If you would like to use a leaner protein in this recipe you can replace the chicken thighs with chicken breast.
  • You can add additional herbs to this dish like parsley, oregano, or thyme.
  • The best potatoes to use in this recipe are baby potatoes but red potatoes work fine as well.

What to Serve With This Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • I serve this recipe with brown or white rice. This recipe creates a beautiful lemon-y sauce that is perfect to have with the chicken and potatoes over rice or quinoa. You can also serve with vegetable salad or additional roasted vegetables. 
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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