Lemon garlic chicken

Lebanese Lemon Garlic Chicken

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If you are looking for a simple one pan baked meal, you will love this Lebanese Lemon Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and Onions recipe. Chicken thighs and legs are baked in a pan of lemon garlic goodness! Olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper. THE BEST marinade ever. SO SO GOOD.

This Lebanese lemon garlic chicken recipe also makes the house smell Ahhhh-mazing, and it’s low maintenance enough that you can throw it together in 10 minutes and still have time to watch a couple episodes of your favorite show on Netflix while it cooks. At least that’s what I do, I get it ready for baking and try to squeeze in as much TV as I can before the kids come home from school. Win win! 

Tips for the Perfect Lebanese Lemon CHICKEN: 

  • Pat dry your chicken with paper towels after washing them. I always wash my chicken with white vinegar before cooking,
  • Be sure to choose chicken thighs and legs that are approximately the same size so they cook at the same rate. If your chicken thighs and legs are significantly larger or smaller, you may need to adjust the cook time accordingly.
  • You can check to see if your chicken is done by cutting into the largest chicken thigh; there should be no pink inside. Or you can get fancy and use a thermometer which should measure at least 165 F when inserted into the thickest chicken thigh. 

How to Make Lebanese Lemon Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and onions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Lightly grease a large rectangular tray (11 x 8). 
  • Arrange potato wedges and onions in the bottom of a baking pan. Season with salt.

lemon garlic chicken

  • Arrange chicken legs and thighs (skin side up).
  • Prepare lemon garlic sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, salt, olive oil, black pepper and minced garlic.
  • Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken, making sure all the chicken is coated.
  • Arrange lemon slices on top.

lemon garlic chicken

  • Bake uncovered for about 60 minutes, or until chicken and potatoes are tender.
  • Place your oven to broil and cook for an additional 5-8 minutes or until chicken is golden (watch carefully).
  • Remove from oven and garnish with a little bit of fresh parsley, if you like.
  • Serve with your favorite salad and enjoy! 

What to Serve with Lebanese Lemon Chicken and Potatoes: 

This baked Lemon garlic chicken pairs really well with Fattoush SaladAir-Fried French Fries, Hummus or Lebanese Vermicelli Rice

How to Store Lebanese Garlic Lemon Chicken:

Let the chicken come to room temperature, place in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

MORE LEBANESE CHICKEN RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE

Lebanese Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Tawook

Lebanese Chicken and Rice

Moghrabieh 

If you are looking for baked chicken thighs and legs recipes, you will love this lemon garlic chicken recipe.

The Best Lebanese Lemon Chicken Recipe:

Yield: 6

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and Onions

Lebanese lemon garlic chicken/ Lebanese lemon chicken.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken pieces with skin – I used 3 chicken thighs and 5 chicken legs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 golden potatoes, cut into thin wedges – I leave 2 with skin on and 2 peeled
  • 1 large onion, sliced into thin wedges- I used red onion
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 whole lemon- cut into circles

For the Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    2. Lightly grease a large rectangular tray (11 x 8). 
    3. Arrange potato wedges and onions in the bottom of a baking pan. Season with salt.
    4. Arrange chicken legs and thighs (skin side up).
    5. Prepare lemon garlic sauce. n a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, salt, olive oil and minced garlic.
    6. Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken, making sure all the chicken is covered.
    7. Arrange lemon slices on top.
    8. Bake about 60 minutes, or until chicken and potatoes are tender.
    9. Place your oven to broil and cook for an additional 5-8 minutes or until chicken is golden (watch carefully).
    10. Remove from oven and garnish with a little bit of fresh parsley, if you like.
    11. Serve with your favorite salad and enjoy! 

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