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Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs

You want a delicious, healthy meal that doesn’t take all day to cook?  Who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Not us, and we’re guessing not you either.  These Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs are the perfect solution. They’re easy to make, and they taste great. Plus, they’re a healthy option for your weeknight meal rotation.

Chicken Thighs with Rosemary

Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs are a quick and easy dinner recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights. Made with fresh rosemary and lemon, these chicken thighs are juicy and delicious. Whether you’re looking for a simple weeknight meal or something special for guests, Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs will be sure to please.

Are Chicken Thighs Good For You?

Chicken thighs are a good source of protein and contain less fat compared to other parts of the chicken. Rosemary is a herb which can be used to flavor various dishes, while lemon is known for its tangy taste; both are widely available in grocery stores and supermarkets.

The Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs recipe shared below contains rosemary, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Make Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs for an easy weeknight dinner. Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs are moist, tender and full of flavor!

What you will need to make Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs?

  • Lemons
  • Rosemary Leaves
  • Olive Oil
  • Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • Salt & Pepper

How Do You Make Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs?

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1⁄2 of the lemon zest and juice with the garlic and rosemary and stir to combine. Place remaining lemon zest in an airtight container and freeze for future use in marinades, soups, or salad dressings. Reserve remaining lemon juice and set aside.
  2. Unroll chicken thighs, if necessary, to expose entire surface area. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Place chicken thighs in a large, sealable plastic bag and pour marinade on top. Seal bag and turn several times to ensure chicken is evenly coated. Place bag in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  4. When ready to cook, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove chicken thighs from bag, allowing excess marinade drip off before transferring to another dish. Discard remaining marinade.
  5. Working in batches if necessary, add chicken thighs to hot skillet and cook until browned on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes per side then Transfer thighs to a clean serving platter and set aside.
  6. Add remaining lemon juice and 1⁄4 cup water, if necessary, to hot skillet to deglaze. Gently scrape surface of pan with spatula to remove any browned bits. Bring liquid to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low.
  7. Return chicken thighs to skillet and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste. Remove from heat and serve immediately with your choice of sides.

These Rosemary Lemon Chicken Thighs are so tasty and so easy to make, you’ll have time to make a good recipe for your family every week. That’s why we call this dish comfort food!

Boneless Chicken Thighs

Our recipe is so tasty and so easy to make, you’ll have time to make a good recipe for your family every week. That’s why we call this dish comfort food!

Here’s a few other chicken options we have to offer:

Low Carb Green Chile Chicken Casserole

Easy White Bean Chicken Chili with Acorn Squash

Tex Mex Chicken and Rice Soup

 

Boneless Chicken Thighs

Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs

Yield: 8 Thighs
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs are the perfect solution. They're easy to make, and they taste great. Plus, they're a healthy option for your weeknight meal rotation.

Ingredients

  • 2 large lemons (zest and juice, divided)
  • 1 T. garlic (finely minced)
  • 2 T. fresh rosemary leaves (chopped )
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1⁄2 of the lemon zest and juice with the garlic and rosemary and stir to combine. Place remaining lemon zest in an airtight container and freeze for future use in marinades, soups, or salad dressings. Reserve remaining lemon juice and set aside.
  2. Unroll chicken thighs, if necessary, to expose entire surface area. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Place chicken thighs in a large, sealable plastic bag and pour marinade on top. Seal bag and turn several times to ensure chicken is evenly coated. Place bag in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  4. When ready to cook, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove chicken thighs from bag, allowing excess marinade drip off before transferring to another dish. Discard remaining marinade.
  5. Working in batches if necessary, add chicken thighs to hot skillet and cook until browned on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer thighs to a clean serving platter and set aside.
  6. Add remaining lemon juice and 1⁄4 cup water, if necessary, to hot skillet to deglaze. Gently scrape surface of pan with spatula to remove any browned bits. Bring liquid to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low.
  7. Return chicken thighs to skillet and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste. Remove from heat and serve immediately with your choice of sides.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 222Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 137mgSodium 199mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 27g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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nancy

Thursday 27th of January 2022

these chicken thighs are soooo juicy!! even picky eaters gobble them up!

Kayla DiMaggio

Thursday 27th of January 2022

These Rosemary Lemon Chicken thighs were so amazing! I loved the rosemary flavor, it was delicious!

JOHN MULINDI

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Wow, the name itself is nice, and the recipe is a good pick for the family. Thanks for sharing, I would like to prepare this, it seems a delicious meal.

Elizabeth | Tired Mom Supermom

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Those look so good. We make lemon chicken all the time at our house. The kids love it too

Annie Cho

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

This chicken recipe looks really good! I love using lemon to flavor meats and fishes! I'll need to try this for dinner one night! xoxo Annie

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