A classic and simple chicken dish that you are going to want to repeat over and over. Lemon Rosemary Chicken is one of those back pocket recipes that you pull out when you are in a hurry, need something that doesn’t require a lot of attention or just want some good ol’ comfort food. It is a very simple preparation, and you are likely to have all the ingredients on hand – making this a win-win weeknight dinner idea.
You probably notice that I like to use bone-in chicken thighs often. Me and my family just prefer the flavor of dark meat, so I tend to use it whenever I will be serving an intact piece of meat. If you prefer chicken breast, you could absolutely swap out for 6 breasts instead. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time to ensure that they are cooked through and check the internal temperature before serving. I also like to remove the skin from the chicken thighs because I don’t care for chicken skin that is not crispy.
Keeping with the classic comfort food feel, I made some traditional mashed potatoes and garlicy green beans. For my green beans, I just put fresh green beans in a 13×9 baking dish. Cut up a stick of butter and evenly add it to the pan. Then about 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and a teaspoon each of salt and pepper. In the oven at 375degF for 20 minutes.
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
Lemon Rosemary Chicken
- 8 Chicken Thighs bone-in, skin removed
- ¼ cup Lemon Juice
- ½ cup Butter
- 2 tsp Rosemary
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- Preheat oven to 375degF
- Place chicken thighs in a single layer in a 13×9 baking dish. Drizzle evenly with lemon juice.
- Cut butter into eight 1 tablespoon pats and place one pat on each piece of chicken.
- Combine seasonings and then sprinkle evenly over chicken. Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes.
- Crank oven up to Broil and cook chicken for 5 minutes more.
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