Easy, Quick Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs

These Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs are full of flavor and so simple to make for even the busiest of days for a fabulous weeknight dinner!

Admittedly, my family gets tired of having one of my chicken recipes for dinner so often, but these combinations of herbs and flavors never disappoints. You’ll love this because is only takes about 30 minutes to make.

cooked rosemary lemon chicken thighs on a plate

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Lemon zest – Don’t skip this as I have done in the past. If you’re using a tool as handy as this zester, it doesn’t take long.
  • Garlic – minced. Save some time and grab a jar of the freshly minced garlic.
  • Rosemary – Dried is just fine, and so much easier to have on hand.
  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs – We get the packages of chicken thighs from Costco and use 1 of the packs for this recipe. It typically has 4-5 thighs in each.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – This will be used when searing the chicken initially.
  • Salt and Pepper – Use accordingly to your personal taste preference.

How to Make The Chicken Recipe

Step one: Combine lemon zest and 1/2 lemon juice with garlic and rosemary. Combine well.

Step two: Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

Step three: Place chicken thighs in an air tight container. Pour marinade on top. Close and shake to thoroughly combine. Allow to marinate for at least 30 min, or overnight.

Step four: Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Can be a dutch oven or a cast iron skillet if available.

Step five: Place marinated chicken info hot skillet to sear for about 3-4 min each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

Step six: Add remaining lemon juice and 1/4 cup of water to hot skillet to deglaze. Gently scrape surface of pan to remove any browned bits. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low.

Step seven: Place chicken back into skillet to simmer 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Lemon Rosemary Chicken Side Dishes

So many wonderful side dishes for chicken thighs come to mind. Some of my favorites would be:

Tips and Substitutions

Chicken thighs – Chicken breast could be used instead if you prefer white meat.

Meal prepping – This dish would make a great choice for a weekly meal prep.

Easy dinner for a friend – This chicken travels well if you are looking for a dinner to deliver to a friend.

Overall, this is a great recipe to include in a regular rotation. If you enjoy this Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs recipe as much as we do, you’ll want to check out this extensive collection of chicken dinner recipes.

chicken thighs with rosemary lemon

Easy Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs

Published By Stephanie
Not a boring chicken dinner…this is as full of flavor as it is easy!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp rosemary dried
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine lemon zest and 1/2 lemon juice with garlic and rosemary. Combine well.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken thighs in an air tight container. Pour marinade on top. Close and shake to thoroughly combine. Allow to marinate for at least 30 min, or overnight.
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Can be a dutch oven or a cast iron skillet if available.
  • Place marinated chicken info hot skillet to sear for about 3-4 min each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Add remaining lemon juice and 1/4 cup of water to hot skillet to deglaze. Gently scrape surface of pan to remove any browned bits. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Place chicken back into skillet to simmer 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 22gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 327mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, easy, keto, low carb, Whole 30
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5 stars
What a Quick and Easy recipe to put together! Plus rosemary and Lemon are a beautiful combination. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

5 stars
wE LOVE ROSEMARY AND THE COMBINATION WITH LEMON IS PERFECT! tHANK YOU FOR SHARING.

5 stars
Boneless Chicken Thighs are SO versatile. I love the flavors you used!!

5 stars
This rosemary lemon chicken is delicous ulitimate comfort food.

5 stars
This recipe is so easy and the chicken was delicious! this is going in my regular rotation for sure.

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