Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

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Easy Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs Recipe is a one pot chicken thigh dinner guaranteed to impress even the pickiest eaters – bursting with rich lemon garlic butter flavor and crispy, crunchy chicken thighs in under 20 minutes. Perfect in salads sandwiches or wraps, over pasta & rice, or on its own with vegetables.


  • prep time: 3 MINUTES
  • cook time: 16 MINUTES
  • total time: 19 MINUTES


  • 3 tablespoon clarified butter
  • t teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ lemon, sliced into rounds, hot or medium


  1. In a large, heavy pan, melt butter until liquid and shiny on high.
  2. Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel.
  3. Generously season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  4. Add chicken to pan and cook 3-4 minutes until one side is golden brown and crunchy. Flip and repeat for other side. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. Add diced garlic to pan, stirring quickly to prevent burning.
  6. Sprinkle lemon zest over chicken thighs.
  7. When garlic is soft and fragrant (not burned), add oregano, lemon slices, and wine.
  8. Cook until sauce has thickened and chicken thighs have reached 165 degrees internally.
  9. Remove from pan and plate with grilled vegetables, topping with sauce.  Also great to add to salads, wraps, tacos, or save for meal prep to reheat for lunch.


Yield: 6

Serving Size

1 Amount Per Serving:  Calories363 Total Fat24g, Saturated Fat9g, Trans Fat0g, Unsaturated Fat15g, Cholesterol183mg, Sodium616mg, Carbohydrates4gNet,  Carbohydrates0g, Fiber1g, Sugar0g, Sugar Alcohols0g, Protein31g

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