Amazing Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had. The garlic, lemon and chicken drippings make the most flavorful soft delicious potatoes. Super easy to prepare - the oven does all the work.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Remove most of the skin from chicken thighs, leaving a small patch on top.
  3. Mince garlic and make a paste with the teaspoon of salt using side of large knife, then rub all over tops of chicken.
  4. Peel potatoes and cut into eight wedges each.
  5. Add salt and pepper to potatoes, drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.
  6. Sprinkle chicken with black pepper and place in 9x13 pan.
  7. Place potatoes in and around thighs.
  8. Pour chicken broth into side of pan.
  9. Sprinkle lemon juice to taste over top of dish.
  10. Bake at 350° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done.
  11. Turn chicken and potatoes over halfway through cooking time.
  12. Add more chicken broth during baking, if pan becomes dry during cooking.


Most Helpful

My family really enjoyed this especially the potatoes! Yummy. I didn't like the garlic paste on top. It didn't mellow with the baking and a real bite to it. Next time, and there will be one, I will just sprinkle garlic salt on top. I think I will also add more lemon, less broth and maybe a sprinkle of Greek seasonings. This was very tasty!!

beth March 16, 2009

WOW! Thank you for a great recipe. My family does foster care and I really need kid-friendly, kid-approved recipes that are also healthy! That's a tall order. This one fit the bill exactly. I cut up 3 large carrots, did the potatoes bite-size, cooked one thigh per kid and served it with a slice of homemade wheat bread and applesauce for dessert! THEY LOVED IT! Thank you!!!

georgeweezie_8318418 February 14, 2011

This was a nice and easy dinner to prepare. I didn't have a fresh lemon so I used concentrated and it still turned out wonderful. I also didn't have fresh garlic so I used minced from a jar and it made a paste just fine. The potatoes had a great flavor as well as the chicken. Thank you, we enjoyed this a lot.

Morningfeather August 16, 2009

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