Rosemary & Lemon Chicken Thighs

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"Recipe source: local newspaper"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (466.8 g)
  • Calories 784.5
  • Total Fat - 54.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 277.8 mg
  • Sodium - 222.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 4 g
  • Protein - 49.5 g
  • Calcium - 69.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 85.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Wash and zest lemons; cut lemons in half and set aside. In a bowl or cup combine lemon zest and rosemary; season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

With your fingers loosen skin on the chicken and insert a pinch of the rosemary/lemon mixture in the skin of each thigh and rub it coating the meat. Half the mixture will be used.

Step 4

In a bowl or pie pan blend the flour with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the mixture and shake off excess.

Step 5

In an oven-proof skillet over medium high heat heat the oil and then add the chicken, skin side down, cook 5 minutes or until skin starts to brown; turn and cook other side another 3-5 minutes until it starts to turn color. You may need to cook in batches, depending on the size of your skillet and chicken. If you cooked in batches put all the chicken back into the skillet and transfer to the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.

Step 6

Squeeze reserved lemon halves over the chicken, if desired and then sprinkle the remaining lemon/rosemary mixture over the chicken. Sprinkle with chives and parsley if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made as a single serve and used what we call a Maryland cut (thigh and drum kept intact) and it was delicious, loved the taste of lemon and rosemary and the chicken flesh was moist and flavoursome and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you ellie made for For Your Consideration tag game at FF&F.

review by:
(3 Mar 2022)


We so enjoyed this citrus/herby chicken! Few ingredients and lots of flavour and easy to put together. Thanks for sharing Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(10 Apr 2020)


Great recipe. I didn't realized I had no more lemons, so I used orange zest instead and a touch of bottled lemon juice. It was really good. Using real lemons next time.

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(5 Aug 2016)