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Lemon garlic roasted chicken thighs in cast iron skillet.

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs

Perfectly roasted bone-in chicken thighs with lemon and garlic. So delicious and perfect, even on busy weeknights. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon garlic roasted chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 429 kcal
Author Anna


  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 red onion sliced into rings, separated
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet (mine is 11" cast iron), heat up olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  3. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and oregano.
  4. Place chicken skin-side down in pan. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Flip chicken over, cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. Add garlic, soy sauce and lemon juice to pan.
  7. Place onion rings and lemon slices over chicken.
  8. Place skillet in oven. Roast for 25 minutes OR until the internal temperature of each thigh is 165 to 175 degrees F. Spoon the pan juices over chicken half way through roasting.
  9. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle pan sauce over chicken and serve.

Recipe Notes

I used 4 large thighs (see photos), you can use 5 smaller chicken thighs for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 473mg21%
Potassium 390mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.