Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
10 min
1 hr

4 servings


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Season the chicken thighs with 1 1/4 teaspoons of the salt and 1 teaspoon of the freshly ground pepper.

Place the flour in a shallow dish. Lightly dredge the chicken in the flour and set aside.

In a large wide saute pan with 2 to 3-inch sides, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the thighs and brown well on both sides, about 6 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Add the onions to the oil and cook, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from the chicken until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, crushed red pepper, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the bay leaf and cook 1 minute. Add the lemon juice, chicken broth, and browned chicken thighs to the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer, cover tightly, and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, remove the lid and cook an additional 15 minutes, or until cooked through and tender.

While the chicken is baking, cook the pasta until al dente, 4 to 5 minutes for dry pasta. Drain well and toss in a large bowl with 3 tablespoons of the parsley and the butter.

To serve, place a portion of pasta in the center of 4 large plates. Arrange 2 thighs around each serving of pasta and drizzle lemon garlic cooking liquid over the pasta. Garnish with additional parsley and serve immediately.

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Made as directed except used equivalent amount of minced garlic from a jar and added some lemon zest to the sauce because I was a bit short on the lemon juice.  Very tasty, but I used half the recommended pasta and still got 6 servings out of this.  It's way too much for 4 people unless you are HONGREEEEE. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love love love this recipe! My chicken turned out perfectly moist with the taste of garlic with a touch of lemon.  Thank you Emeril for sharing such a delicious recipe! This definitely get 5 stars!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Worth 30 cloves of garlic. This was delicious and I can't wait to make it again. My first batch I didn't do 30 cloves of garlic. I thought it would be too much. Wrong. Even the 20some I did was excellent! Like others I buy boneless skinless thighs. They're inexpensive and worth it! I went back for seconds as did the rest of the family. Fresh chicken broth is easy...use the wing tips from your homemade chix wings to make broth and freeze in cubes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish this evening and I used the 30 cloves and seasoned with lemon-pepper instead of salt and pepper and then I added a little heavy whipping cream #newstapledish #cantwaitforleftovers #easydish #delishdish item not reviewed by moderator and published
really delicious! I just didn't have all that garlic, so I put in one whole head instead. But I loved the flavors! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made a lot of Lemon Chicken recipes over the years but this one is by far the best I have ever had! This was absolutely delish! I served over rice since I didn't want pasta. We were all practically licking the plates. Cooked in my dutch oven and worked just perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! This is a keeper the flavors were on time. I did not use 30 garlic cloves, but 10 instead most of them were large I also sliced some red, orange and yellow peppers and cooked with the onions. Then added a little lime juice with the lemon juice and used 2 bay leaves. I seasoned the flour with some of everything in pantry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband surprised me with this dish for dinner. Delicious!! He only used 6 cloves of garlic. Even our picky 16-year old ate every bite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was worried because of all the garlic, I tasted the sauce before adding the chicken, and it was very lemony and a bit spicy. I was so worry my 6 year old would not be able to eat it. I was so wrong, my entire family loved it, I served it with brown rice because we had spaghetti the previous night, it was so delicious! It's a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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