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Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs



 
Chicken, herbs and lemon are a wonderful trinity of taste, especially when you throw garlic into the mix!  I think you are really going to love this method of preparation I am sharing today! 

 
Not only are the flavours great, but the preparation is dead simple, and if you line your baking sheet with foil, no clean up of a dirty roasting pan either!
 
Today I have chosen to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, which also adds to the succulence and flavours of the end result. You could certainly use skinless and boneless, but the cook time would need to be cut down considerably. I would say no longer than 20 minutes.

 
You create a basic and simple marinade using fresh lemon juice, fresh herbs and some light olive oil By that I mean light in colour, not extra virgin.  You can use EVOO if you want of course, but really I find it a waste to use a good one in cooking when it is better suited to and saved for something like a salad where you can really appreciate its finer qualities.
 
I have used fresh thyme and rosemary from the garden.  You can use any combination of fresh herbs which you enjoy, but thyme and rosemary go particularly well with garlic and lemon.   And chicken for that matter! 

 
The chicken pieces are seasoned and marinated in the marinade for at least an hour and up to four hours.  Obviously the longer you let it sit the more the marinade flavours will penetrate the meat. You don't wa...
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