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Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs {21 Day Fix} - Recipe on

Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Baked lemon garlic chicken is a quick, easy, and healthy dinner. The secret to the juiciness and flavor of this delicious baked chicken recipe is in the marinade. 


  • 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or other lean protein)
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (about ½ lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoons fresh thyme (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes (or more if you like it spicy)
  • ¾ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, add all the ingredients except the chicken and stir together. Place chicken thighs into a Ziplock bag, pour the marinade over and mix around until all the chicken is coated. Seal the bag and marinate for a few minutes (or up to a day, in the fridge).
  3. Pour the chicken and the marinade into an oven safe dish and arrange so chicken is in a single layer. Bake for 25-35 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  4. If you want a darker top, broil on high for a minute before removing from oven. I did this – yum!
  5. Let the chicken rest, covered with foil, for 10 minutes or so. Serve with the pan juices and some lemon slices.


Makes 4 servings

21 Day Fix: 1 RED, 2 tsp (per serving)

WW: Green, Blue, Purple – 5 points (per serving)


  • Serving Size: 1 RED of chicken

Keywords: chicken, lemon, dinner, oven, low-carb, gluten-free, garlic