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This Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs and Potatoes Recipe is easy to prepare and comes together quickly. Simply add the chicken thighs, potatoes, lemon, and garlic into the skillet and bake!

For an easy weeknight or weekend meal that comes together in about 10 minutes, this Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs & Potatoes only needs a side salad to accompany it!

This recipe for cooking boneless skinless chicken thighs is the best! Add a side of green beans or a glass of white wine and you’re all set to enjoy so much flavor!

skillet baked chicken thighs in a pan

One-Skillet Chicken Meal

With only a few ingredients but full of flavor, this one-skillet dinner only needs a side salad to make a delicious meal.

Simple and easy to make Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs with Potatoes will become one of your go-to dishes in no time!

You only need about 10 minutes to prepare the ingredients and then get into the oven which makes this Baked Chicken Dish perfect for a weeknight meal!

You could easily substitute boneless chicken breasts for the chicken thighs if you’d like. But I love the full-flavor of chicken thighs in this dish. They turn out so juicy with this easy dinner recipe idea! Make sure to use bone-in, skin-on for best results!

This is one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had. When you bake at a high temperature, the chicken becomes very moist while making the potatoes soft and flavorful. It’s a winner every time!

chicken thighs in a skillet with potatoes

How to Make Lemon Baked Chicken Thighs One-Skillet Meal

Ingredients

  • bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs – I use skin-on thighs because I enjoy the texture. It makes a crispy skin.
  • olive oil – You could also use coconut oil as well.
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste.
  • Yukon Gold potatoes – cut into 1-inch pieces
  • lemon, sliced into medium slices
  • garlic, peeled
  • parsley (optional – added on top after baked)
  • salt + pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Pat dry your chicken thighs with a paper towel and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. In a cast-iron skillet, add olive oil. (you can use a baking dish or a large baking pan if you don’t have a skillet)
  4.  Add the chicken thighs,  potatoes, lemon slices, and garlic to the skillet.
  5. Toss everything together to coat well with olive oil.
  6. Add the skillet to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes – until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving with a side salad.
  8. Top with parsley if desired!

There you have it! A simple and delicious chicken dish that takes no time to come together and bake!

Add in different kinds of potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, or herbs for a whole new flavor!

chicken thighs with potatoes and lemon

 Tips +Variations

Pair with cauliflower rice – Keep this recipe low in carbs by pairing it with cauliflower rice. You can also pair it with a simple salad at a dinner party as well.

Add more seasonings – Adding onion powder or garlic cloves to the chicken pieces also adds great flavor to easy weeknight dinners.

You can make this recipe using other cuts of meat like chicken drumsticks and juicy chicken thighs.

FAQs

How Do I Know When The Chicken Is Done?

The best way to be sure chicken is fully cooked is to use a meat thermometer. All you need to do is insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken. It should register between 165 F – 175 F.

How do you store leftovers of this easy lemon chicken recipe?

This flavorful meat is awesome for leftovers! Store the whole thing in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. You can reheat on a baking sheet or in the microwave.

How Long To Bake Chicken Thighs

Bone-in and skin-on chicken (like these chicken thighs) requires just a little longer baking time. Your oven temperature also affects cooking time. Here is a good chart to go by but be sure to use your meat thermometer, as I mentioned above, to be sure it’s done.

350°F (175°C) 50 to 55 minutes
375°F (190°C) 45 to 50 minutes
400°F (205°C) 40 to 45 minutes
425°F (218°C) 35 to 45 minutes

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1 skillet baked chicken thighs

Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs & Potatoes

This Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs and Potatoes Recipe is easy to prepare and comes together quickly. Simply add the chicken thighs, potatoes, lemon, and garlic into the skillet and bake!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lemon sliced into medium slices
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled
  • ¼ cup parsley optional
  • salt + pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Pat dry your chicken thighs with a paper towel and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a cast-iron skillet, add olive oil. (you can use a baking dish or a large baking pan if you don’t have a skillet)
  • Add the chicken thighs, potatoes, lemon slices, and garlic to the skillet.
  • Toss everything together to coat well with olive oil.
  • Add the skillet to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes – until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serves with a side salad.
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken thighs, easy dinner, one skillet, potatoes
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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