Roasted chicken thighs with garlic, lemon and rosemary Recipe

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10 min


50 min

goodtoknow user Anna’s delicious recipe for garlic and lemon roasted chicken thighs is a quick and easy way to bring more flavour to your chicken and is the perfect summer alternative to a Sunday roast


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 lemons 

  • Handful of unpeeled garlic cloves (about 10)

  • 3tbsp honey

  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • Handful of fresh rosemary


  • Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place skin side up in an ovenproof dish.

  • Scatter the unpeeled garlic around the chicken with the rosemary and wedges/slices of 1 lemon. Tuck some in between each thigh.

  • In a small pan heat the olive oil and honey together with the juice of 1 lemon until combined – a couple of mins should do it. When it’s combined pour over the chicken thighs.

  • Cover with foil and cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  • Remove the foil and cook for a further 20 until the skin has browned.

  • Serve with roasted potatoes and green salad.

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