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chicken thighs baked with lemon pepper

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


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