Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Savor the delightful blend of sweet honey, tangy lemon, and savory garlic in my tender Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs.

Looking to add some excitement to your dinner routine? My Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs recipe is a winner. With a mix of sweet honey, tangy lemon, and savory garlic, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to make and even easier to love.

The magic happens when the honey caramelizes and coats the chicken thighs, while the lemon adds a refreshing zing and the garlic infuses every bite with flavor. It’s a simple dish that packs a punch without requiring hours in the kitchen.

One of the best things about this recipe is its simplicity. You don’t need a long list of ingredients or complicated cooking techniques to create something truly delicious. Just a few pantry staples and some chicken thighs are all you need to whip up a meal that’s sure to impress.

Preparing this dish is a breeze – simply marinate the chicken thighs in a mixture of honey, lemon juice, minced garlic and spices for about 30 minutes if you can spare to let the flavors meld. Then, roast them in the oven until golden brown and cooked through. It’s a simple yet impressive recipe that’s perfect for any occasion.

Perfect for any occasion, from a casual family dinner to a gathering with friends, these chicken thighs are sure to be a hit. Serve them with a side of roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or some fluffy rice for a complete and satisfying meal that everyone will love.

And let’s not forget about the leftovers! If you’re lucky enough to have any left after dinner, they make fantastic leftovers. Reheat them in the oven for a quick and easy meal the next day.

Yield: 3 servings

Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Savor the delightful blend of sweet honey, tangy lemon, and savory garlic in our tender Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 6 bone in chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped herbs (basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme)
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. To a bowl, combine the olive oil with garlic, herbs, honey, lemon juice and seasoning
  3. Mix well until a marinade forms
  4. Add chicken thighs to the mixture and coat well, ensure the marinade gets under the skin of the chicken as well
  5. To a baking dish, at lemon slices on the bottom in an even layer
  6. Top with chicken pieces and pour excess marinade on top of the chicken
  7. Finish the chicken with a little lemon zest for an extra punch of flavor
  8. Bake in the oven on the top rack, uncovered, for 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and golden brown on top
  9. Remove chicken from the oven and baste with gravy and serve warm


If you don't like a punchy lemon flavor, don't use the lemon zest and omit cooking the chicken on top of the lemons, the lemon juice in the marinade gives a nice subtle lemon flavor without it being too bold

Once you’ve tried my recipe, you’ll want to share the recipe with everyone you know. It’s the kind of dish that brings people together and leaves everyone asking for seconds. So why wait? Dive into deliciousness tonight and see why this recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen!



  1. Jay
    May 17, 2024 / 12:03 am

    How many degrees?

    • natasha
      May 20, 2024 / 5:27 pm

      375! just updated <3

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