This lemon rosemary chicken recipe can be prepared for two people. It's perfect for date night!
Everyone should have a great chicken dinner recipe up his/her sleeve. And this is mine: lemon rosemary chicken. It's easy, quick and no-fail.
For perfectly moist and flavorful meat, we're looking for bone-in skin-on chicken thighs. We're going to marinate the meat briefly, quick-sear on the stove top, and finish in the oven.
Brown these gorgeous thighs skin side down first, and then flip them for even browning. It's perfectly okay to leave the lemon slices on after marinating.
A quick marinade of olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon, and rosemary. That's really all you need! Marinating chicken before cooking adds so much flavor, and the olive oil helps the flavors stick with the meat, and not the pan you cook it in.
Yes, I know, we're using chicken thighs here. These aren't boring boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
I think chicken thighs get a bad rap, to be honest. The extra fattiness gives so much extra flavor to any chicken dish, that you should overlook any of the bad qualities. (And you can always discard the chicken skin if you're picky, anyway!)
In fact, using chicken thighs is exactly why this recipe is so easy and doesn't require more ingredients. All you need to do is rely on the classics to put it all together.
You can always use a different dried herb in place of the rosemary, if you like. But I do recommend you try it this way first!
Pair it with a great vegetable side dish, such as the spring asparagus in the markets right now, and you've got a winner-winner-chicken-dinner. I also like to serve it alongside some risotto and then finish off the whole night with chocolate pudding.
This recipe makes for a perfect dinner for two, but it is easily doubled or even tripled to feed a large family, or to have some cooked chicken on hand for the rest of the week.
Are you tired of the dinner routine?
Stuck in a rut or looking for fun new recipes to try?
Our Facebook Group is growing every day! If you haven’t joined yet, we invite you to come check it out and join the fun.
You can ask for recipe ideas, talk about cooking techniques, or get help figuring out the right new pan set for you. If you’ve already joined, invite a friend along!