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chicken thighs baked with lemon pepper
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Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Thighs

Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Thighs are easy to make and packed with delicious lemon pepper flavor!  These chicken thighs come out of the oven with a crispy outside and juicy center making for a truly irresistible chicken dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 47kcal
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 2.5 Pounds Chicken Thighs or Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  • Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and place on the baking sheet.
  • Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the olive oil mixture evenly over both sides of the chicken, rubbing to coat well.
  • In another small bowl stir together the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and paprika.
  • Sprinkle the spices evenly over the chicken.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Notes

NOTE:  Bone-in, skin on, chicken thighs are my preference for this recipe and I typically get about 6-8 depending on the package.  If you are using chicken breasts this will be about 4 large.

Nutrition

Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 19mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg