One Pan Chicken Thighs | Lemon Sauce!

The chicken I grew up eating was not only tender and juicy, but also packed with flavor. These Chicken Thighs come out of the oven moist and flavorful from the sauce, and they stay that way for several days. The lemon sauce is a zesty combo of lemon juice and zest and works wonderfully with the hot and juicy chicken. The acid from the lemon juice tenderizes the chicken, while the garlic and ginger add a ton of flavor. The fresh herbs and tarragon in the chicken are a nice complement to the other flavors in the sauce.

Why use just one pan? Because it’s easy, and you don’t have to do a bunch of extra dishes. You can easily make this recipe with a single pan.

I’ve always loved using one pan dinners. They’re easy, quick and require little clean-up after dinner. Here’s a recipe that I do often: One Pan Chicken Thighs with a Lemon & Olive Oil Sauce! I can make this dinner in under 30 minutes and it can be served over rice or pasta.. Read more about lemon garlic cream sauce for chicken and let us know what you think.

As our lives get busier, we simplify our dishes, and this One Pan Chicken Thighs recipe has been a go-to for us recently! We’ve kept the recipe as basic as possible, with just a squeeze of fresh lemon, so you may add any spices or vegetables you want. Simply toss them into the lemon sauce and simmer until soft on the stovetop.

How Long Should Chicken Thighs Be Baked?

That relies on a few factors:

  • What are the dimensions of your chicken thighs?
  • Do you want your meat to be bone-in or boneless?
  • Did you flatten the chicken thighs after unrolling them?

Cooking time will be reduced if the chicken thighs are smaller. If you use boneless chicken thighs, they will cook faster, and if you flatten them down before searing them, they will cook even faster!

Checking the internal temperature of your chicken thighs using a meat thermometer is the simplest method to ensure they are completely done. This is the one we use!

Our Keto One Pan Chicken Thighs are served in a lemon sauce and perfectly tender making them a great dinner for any night of the week!

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What Can You Do With Chicken?

Sometimes we like to go hard on the meat so I’ll have two thighs and Matt will have three, but we also like to change it up with some filling sides.While Matt’s personal favorite side for this recipe would be creamy cauliflower mash, having the lemon sauce act as gravy, I would much rather go for a couple slices of coconut flour bread! Maybe even make a messy lemon chicken sandwich.

Our Keto One Pan Chicken Thighs are served in a lemon sauce and perfectly tender making them a great dinner for any night of the week!

Chicken Thighs with a Lemon Sauce in One Pan

It’s a great weekday supper dish when you’re trying to get chores done or assist your kids with their schoolwork since the bulk of the cooking time is hands-off. Make this One Pan Chicken Thighs dish tonight and share it with your family on Instagram!

Our Keto One Pan Chicken Thighs are served in a lemon sauce and perfectly tender making them a great dinner for any night of the week!

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Chicken Thighs with a Lemon Sauce

A quick and easy method to prepare delicious, meaty chicken thighs

35-minute total time

4 person servings

422 calories per serving


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and a cast iron pan to medium heat. 

  • In a skillet, melt the butter. After the butter has melted, put the chicken thighs to the pan skin side down and cook for 6 minutes.

  • Cook for another 4-6 minutes once the skin has become crispy (skin should be crispy and golden brown on each side but chicken will not be fully cooked)

  • Place the chicken on a dish after removing it from the pan. Toss in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

  • Add lemon juice & broth to deglaze. Add chicken back to pan.

  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Serve with cauliflower rice or another low-carb veggie and parsley on top. 

  • Refrigerate for up to 5 days in an airtight container.


1 thigh (1 thigh = 1 thigh = 1 thigh = 1 thigh = 1 thigh = 1 thigh (plus pan sauce)

Nutritional Information

Lemon Sauce Chicken Thighs

Per Serving Amount

422 calories, 315 calories from fat

daily value in percent*

35 g (54 %) fat

Carbohydrates (1% of total)

23 g (46%) protein

* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.

Chef’s Specialty: Main Dish


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I’ve been on a quest to find the best one pan chicken thighs recipe. I’ve tried many methods and this one is definitely my favorite. We love our chicken thighs with this lemon sauce and often have the leftovers for dinner the next day.. Read more about lemon chicken thighs and let us know what you think.

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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.