Lemon & Rosemary Chicken Thighs

Are you a thigh man? or a breast man?

I could go either way (though I am not a man).

I grew up eating dried out chicken breasts, baked for 2 hours too long, sprinkled with garlic powder and paprika, so when I discovered that there was such a thing as a chicken thigh, I was thrilled.

Oh, how I love that dark meat. It's so much tastier and juicier than white meat.

Here are my best thighs.

Lemon & Rosemary Chicken Thighs:

1 package of 6 chicken thighs, with skin (of course).
2 lemons, cut into 6 slices
6 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Lay your lemon slices in a 9 x 13 glass pan.

Now lay a sprig of fresh rosemary across each lemon slice.

Lay each thigh on top of a lemon slice.

Make a mixture of:

3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbsp kosher salt

Spoon this mixture over your thighs and bake in a 425 oven for about 55 minutes.

Baste with this delicious lemony garlic sauce before serving.


I guess choosing a butt would not be a wise chicken choice so I will go with thighs too...these look juicy
Looks yummy although I do prefer white meat.
The things look so nice and golden. Delicious! The veggies look great as well. You are making healthy eating look great! :)
Anonymous said…
They look delicious. I could go either way, but Kurt is not a dark poultry meat man. I either go with breasts or cook both.
Maris said…
Between my "pretzel" photo and your thigh breast comment, we're really taking these food blogs to a WHOLE new level ;)
Anonymous said…
I can't wait until grilling season roles around. This will be perfect for the grill.
I loved roasted chicken and a great idea to put the chicken pieces on lemon slices. I am going to try that next time.
Peter M said…
(both hands raised) I'm a thigh and leg man...tastiest part of the bird.

Good using the fresh rosemary...the dried stuff tends to burn in the oven.
Anonymous said…
I love the thighs when smothered in sauces...this looks awesome and we lick my plate clean!
Anonymous said…
This looks wonderful! Thank you!
Colleen said…
I share your feelings on thighs - I grew up avoiding them because they were "dark" meat. But once I tried them recently, I am not going back! So delicious! This recipe looks great.
The Food Hunter said…
I love chicken and rosemary
LaDue & Crew said…
Yup, me too- Thighs, legs, anything dark. This looks so good, and easy. Love the flavor combination's!
I'm normally not a thigh person but you could win me over with that wicked looking skin!! Yumm!
Karen said…
These look really good and I'm with you on thighs :)
Lori Lynn said…
That is funny Stace "though I'm not a man."
Chicken thighs are underrated. Yours sound great!
Melissa said…
I pretty much only buy thighs now. And this might be the perfect simple, good dinner I was looking for this evening.
Randi Lynne said…
I bought some thighs a few days ago remembering I had seen a recipe that I wanted to try out. I plan on making these this weekend. It looks delicious!
Randi Lynne said…
This was great. Two words: Tasty and tender. :) Thanks!
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Midge said…
This recipe was FANTASTIC -- the meat was so tender, juicy and flavorful. The whole house smelled wonderful. I will be making this again SOON. Thank you for such a simple tasty recipe!
Colleen said…
Me again! I just posted these - they were SO delicious!
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