Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs | Baked Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Continental
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Serves: 4 servings
  • Chicken thighs – 8, skin-on & bone-in
  • Butter – 100 gms/1 cup, soften
  • Garlic – 10 cloves, minced
  • Dried thyme – 1 & ½ tsp (use 1 tbsp if using fresh thyme)
  • Potatoes – 5 to 6, medium, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Lemon – 2, large, cut into rounds
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Freshly chopped parsley to garnish
  1. Wash and pat dry the chicken thighs and lay them on a plate in single layer. Season them with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Take the softened butter in a bowl and add minced garlic, thyme and lemon zest to it. Using a fork mix everything well to make a uniform butter mixture.
  3. Now rub this butter mixture all over the chicken thighs including under the skin which will ensure that the flavors penetrate deep into the meat.
  4. Preheat your oven to 220 C / 425 F. While the oven is preheating, arrange the baking dish by first laying down the potato cubes in a single layer. Sprinkle half teaspoon each of salt and pepper all over and drizzle about 2 tablespoons of olive oil on top. Give a quick mix and again arrange in single layer.
  5. Then place the lemon roundels in gaps between potatoes. Finally place the chicken thighs on top of potatoes in a single layer keeping the skin side up.
  6. Bake the chicken thighs in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of chicken registers at least 160 F in an instant-read thermometer. To crisp up the skin even further, broil the chicken thighs for 1 to 2 minutes until golden.
  7. Serve the garlic butter baked chicken thighs and baked potatoes and drizzle the flavorful juices on top which have accumulated at the bottom of the pan. Enjoy!
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