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Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

This easy and flavorful recipe for Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs is seared in butter then baked with lemon slices. It’s a succulent and filling one-pan weeknight meal the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Author: Silvia


  • 5-6 chicken thighs
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole lemon, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh thyme


  • Pat dry chicken with paper towels. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside
  • In a cast iron skillet melt butter and add oil in medium-high heat. Place chicken thighs skin side down and sear for 4-5 minutes of each side or until skin starts to turn golden brown. Turn chicken skin-side up and add in lemon slices and thyme.
  • Transfer skillet to 425F degrees oven and bake for 25 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken registers 165F degrees.
  • Optional to broil for 2 minutes to get the skin crispy and deep golden brown.