February 11, 2015


Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs

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Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs by Laura Vitale

A delicious recipe for Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs from Laura Vitale, internet cooking sensation!

Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs

Perfect for a romantic date night in!

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 skin on bone-in chicken thighs (a little less than 2lb total)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup white wine (pinot grigio used for this recipe)
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 3″ sprig rosemary (needles stripped from the stem and roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 lemon (the juice only)
  • 1/2 32 oz bag Alexia Roasted Tri-Cut Potatoes with Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Position one oven rack in the lower third of the oven and the other in the centre.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken well with seasoned salt and black pepper and set aside.
  3. Preheat an oven proof skillet over medium high heat, add the oil and allow it to get nice and hot, add the chicken, skin side down and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until it develops some good deep golden brown color. Discard any oil from the pan.
  4. To the same skillet over medium heat, add the butter and allow it to melt, add the garlic and saute for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the wine, allow it to reduce by half, this will take about 30 seconds, add the lemon juice, chicken stock and rosemary and bring mixture to a boil.
  6. Add the chicken back into the sauce (skin side up) and pop it all in the oven on the middle rack. Roast for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  7. Scatter the potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer, and pop them in the oven on the lower rack. Roast alongside the chicken giving them a toss every 10 minutes to insure even cooking. Ten minutes after you put them in, sprinkle some rosemary over top (doing this at this point helps the rosemary adhere to the potatoes) and continue roasting.
  8. Remove the chicken from the oven, scatter over some parsley and serve alongside the roasted potatoes.

Recipe courtesy of Laura in the Kitchen and Alexia Foods (reposted with permission)

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  1. Caryn Coates says:

    This sounds and looks delicious. Definitely saving this. Thanks 🙂

  2. loriag says:

    This recipe has my mouth watering, I love chicken thighs and lemon roasted sounds so good.

  3. Alison Braidwood says:

    These look delicious. I sporadically attempt low carb eating (in between cheating) and this looks ideal for that.

  4. Nancy J Montgomery says:

    Yes, please! Pinned for later.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Rosemary and lemon sounds yummy!! Must try 🙂

  6. Aimee Robison says:

    I’ve been looking for a new chicken recipe to try, and this will be it. It sound amazing. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  7. Lynda Cook says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious!! I’m going to make this up one of these nights!!

  8. mrdisco says:

    that looks so yummy

  9. Wanda Tracey says:

    You had me at lemon! I love anything with a lemon flavor and chicken is also a favorite so I am going to try this awesome recipe.Thanks so much for posting it for us.

  10. JaimeeM says:

    these look so good. i love anything lemony.

  11. Nancy J Montgomery says:

    I really like lemon and chicken. Pinned recipe.

  12. loucheryl says:

    I just bought some Chicken Thighs yesterday. I’m going to give this recipe a try.

  13. nicolthepickle says:

    This looks lovely and classy!

  14. MrDisco says:

    this would be great with a glass or two of wine

  15. Treen Goodwin says:

    yummy looks and sounds delish , i have Thighs out for supper might havr t try this out thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. MrDisco says:

    just add a glass of white wine and serve

  17. Suzie M says:

    This sounds really good & looks easy thanks

  18. MrDisco says:

    this would be great with chicken breasts too

  19. Judy Cowan says:

    Yum 🙂 I am definitely going to try this one out. Always looking for new chicken dishes and this one sounds great!

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