Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs

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Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs
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Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs - #chicken #recipes #eatwell101 - Marinated and seared chicken thighs come out perfectly juicy and tender every time. These boneless skinless chicken thighs are your new dinner routine!
Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs - #chicken #recipes #eatwell101 - Marinated and seared chicken thighs come out perfectly juicy and tender every time. These boneless skinless chicken thighs are your new dinner routine!

Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs Recipe – Tender and juicy on the inside, these Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs are your new dinner routine! Marinated with fresh cilantro, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, chili pepper flakes, seared boneless chicken thighs come out perfectly juicy and tender every time. You can serve this easy chicken thighs recipe with a side of rice, cauliflower rice, tortillas, and roasted veggies for a complete dinner ready in 30mn. Enjoy!

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1.  To make the Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs: In a medium bowl, combine cilantro, 4 tablespoons olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, chicken bouillon, chili powder, chili pepper flakes, cumin, salt, and pepper. Divide the mixture into two.

2. In a gallon-size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken thighs and half the marinade mixture; marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken thighs from the marinade.

3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs to the grill pan in a single layer and cook until golden brown and cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165ºF (74ºC), about 4-5 minutes per side.

4. Serve the Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs with the remaining lemon-garlic-cilantro mixture on the side immediately. Enjoy!

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Tips for the Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs recipe

Sear boneless chicken thighs for a tender and juicy chicken dinner full of flavor! Here are a few tips to make this recipe for chicken thighs even better:

  • Use a large skillet to cook the chicken thighs. Ideally, you’ll be using a skillet that can comfortably fit all of your chicken thighs in one batch. We recommend a cast-iron skillet because it better holds and diffuses the heat, but stainless steel will be ok too.
  • Give your skillet some time to warm up a bit, so that when the marinated chicken thighs hit the pan, you’ll get that nice brown sear.

What to serve with the Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs?

Just keep things simple and serve the chicken thighs with a crisp salad, or serve with rice, cauliflower rice, roasted veggies – or even shredded in tacos!

Can we use another cut of chicken?

While we recommend chicken thighs because dark meat (like legs or thighs) tends to stay moist and flavorful, this recipe also works with chicken breasts. You can slice the chicken breasts horizontally before marinating them to make them thinner.

How and how long to keep the Chicken Thighs leftovers?

You can keep the Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs for up to 2 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. You can also freeze them and keep them for 3 months. Thaw the chicken thighs overnight in your refrigerator.

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  • Debbie

    2024-05-06 08:36:26

    This was amazing! I made it for a large group and everyone agreed it was delicious. Definitely will make again!

  • Kelly

    2024-03-11 19:16:11

    Yummy! So easy and very flavorful, marinated for 6hours.

  • Camaya

    2024-01-24 22:12:21

    The best thing about this recipe is that it is easy & you probably have ingredients on hand. I let it marinade 7/8 hrs. I cut the recipe in half for six thighs. I cut back on the salt, it just seemed like a lot. Also fried in a pan, I’m sure it’s even better on a grill. A keeper for me!

  • Crissy

    2023-04-12 16:59:56

    This was delicious but we found it a bit salty. I even left out the chicken bouillon powder. I don't think this picture goes with the recipe because chili powder turns marinades red, especially with 4 teaspoons of it in this recipe.

  • Sandra

    2023-01-02 21:23:17

    This was a hit with the family! Followed recipe as is and was so great!

  • Ashley

    2022-10-11 19:24:46

    My husband loves this! However, we like it best without the sauce on it while eating. Going forward, we'll just cut the marinade ingredients in half, use the marinade for the chicken and save no marinade for a sauce. The marinated chicken is flavorful enough!

  • Shade

    2021-07-19 19:29:17

    This was absolutely delicious! I let it marinate overnight. It came out juicy and flavorful. I also used a grill pan and my family could not tell it was cooked indoors. My new favorite!

  • Sarah

    2021-06-06 20:25:16

    I made this for my family and let me tell you, A++++ this is a MIRACLE dinner. I’m not going to lie, I’ve made the 3 men in my life recipe after recipe which resulted in fail after fail. Neither my husband nor my 6 year old nor my 2 year old would eat them. I’m not a bad cook—but I was started to think I’m the worst wife/mom ever. I found this recipe and just decided—what the heck—and surprised my family with it. My husband was skeptical but it is now HIS FAVORITE. He every left me a note the next morning saying it was the best meal he’d eaten in a long time. He also joked it could be served in a restaurant. I’m serious guys. Cool this recipe. Also, I didn’t change a thing! THANK YOU!!!

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