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baked lemon pepper chicken
Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs is a simple recipe that produces so much flavor and is so juicy! Will become a family favorite in no time! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken breast, chicken thighs, lemon, lemon pepper
Servings: 4
Calories: 221 kcal
Author: Chelsea
  • 1.5 lbs bone-in and skin-on chicken thighs, patted dry
  • 1 tbsp oil, oil, avocado, canola, vegetable
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • lemon zest, to garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add the chicken thighs to a baking dish and drizzle oil over chicken thighs.

  2. Mix together salt, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic, and onion powder.

  3. Rub the chicken thighs with the seasoning and making sure to rub under the skin.

  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes until skin is crispy to liking.

  5. Garnish with lemon zest and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition estimated is based upon the brands I used. Yours may vary depending on brands. 

Nutrition Facts
Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken thigh)
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 161
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.9g28%
Saturated Fat 4.9g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.8g
Cholesterol 83.7mg28%
Sodium 460.9mg20%
Potassium 195.3mg6%
Protein 16.2g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.