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Crispy Oven Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs

Roasted until crispy and infused with glorious lemon flavor, this is an easy weeknight meal.
Course Main Course Chicken
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 572kcal


  • 8 chicken thighs bone in, skin on
  • 2 lemons washed and thin sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Wash and thin slice the lemons.
  • On a sheet pan, place lemons, three at a time, overlapping each other. 
  • Place a single chicken thigh on each of group of lemon slices
  • Salt and pepper chicken thighs and drizzle each chicken thigh/lemon slice pile generously with olive oil. Roast at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until juices run clear and skin is crispy.


If the chicken thighs don't crisp up to your liking, just put them under the oven broiler.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg