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Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

30 Minute Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Mike
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


A super easy and healthy dinner of chicken and brussels sprouts roasted with lemon and garlic. Easy, affordable and totally tasty!



  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 head garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°.
  2. Spread a tablespoon of olive oil around a large cast iron skillet (affiliate) with high sides.  While oven is preheating, cut brussels sprouts in half vertically, starting at the top and cutting through the stem. Place the cut brussels sprouts into your pan and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Next, cut a lemon in through the center. Place the lemon flat side down in the skillet. Now, cut a whole head of garlic horizontally through the center and place that, too, in the pan flat side down.
  4. Pour in chicken stock.  Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Place chicken thighs in pan tightly with the brussels. 
  5. Place on the center rack of your preheated oven and cook for 15-20 minutes. Check the chicken with a meat thermometer and pull when it reaches 160°. Test the brussels to make sure they're fork tender (they should be). If not, remove chicken to a pan and return brussels sprouts to the oven until tender, checking every 3-4 minutes.
  6. Let chicken rest 5-10 minutes before serving.


As always, if you're looking to save some extra calories, cut the skin off prior to baking and just season the chicken flesh directly. This cuts out roughly half the calories right away. It's definitely a WW Friendly tweak to the recipe!

  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 thighs + brussels
  • Calories: 476
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Sodium: 782.8mg
  • Fat: 30.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 46.1g
  • Cholesterol: 269.9mg

Keywords: chicken, healthy dinner, one pan recipe

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