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Garlic Thyme Lemon Chicken

Who doesn’t love a good one-skillet meal?  I love throwing all of my ingredients in a skillet and cooking everything together.  Minimal mess = great meal, to me anyway! Ain’t nobody got thyme for that! This one is simple yet so flavorful, lots of fresh lemon, garlic and thyme and delicious dark meat chicken.

I usually cook with chicken legs or thighs because they are packed with so much flavor compared to chicken breasts as well as being a lot cheaper.  I bought a pack of chicken legs that are organic, and free-range and got 3 meals out of it for $7.  Granted that is just for me but it is still a lot cheaper compared to chicken breasts.  Let the chicken marinade over-night and prepare for deliciousness in about 30 minutes.


  • 4 chicken legs or chicken thighs(bone-in)
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 6 cloves of garlic whole
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 red onion – peeled quartered
  • 2 T salt
  • 2 T pepper
  • 2 T cumin
  • 2 T onion powder


  • combine all ingredients and let marinade for 4 hours minimum, even better overnight in fridge
  • preheat oven to 400ºF
  • place all ingredients in cast-iron skillet
  • bake for 30-40 minutes
  • remove when desired temperature is reached
all ingredients in skillet

all ingredients in skillet

all cooked up

all cooked up

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This entry was posted on May 19, 2014 by in Dinner, Food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
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