This baked honey lemon chicken flavored with a delicious honey lemon sauce is incredibly juicy with crispy skins you will want to keep all to yourself.
This baked honey lemon chicken takes chicken thighs to the next level with crispy caramelized skins and a sweet and savory honey lemon glaze. It’s one of the more underrated recipes on the blog because not many people love chicken thighs. But it tastes so good for how simple it is and remains one of my favorite recipes.
Don’t take my word for it but look at the photos because the skins are so CRISPY. Paired with how inherently juicy bone-in chicken thighs are, this is just plain delicious.
I had previously made a honey mustard version of these chicken thighs and had to try it with lemon this time. Pair these wonderful chicken thighs with a side of greens like broccoli, asparagus, green beans, or some rice or mashed potatoes. For another great chicken thigh recipe, try these air fryer maple chicken thighs with skins that are just as irresistible. Let’s start cooking!
BAKED HONEY LEMON CHICKEN RECIPE TIPS
Skillet – I used a 12″ oven-safe skillet to bake the thighs in. You’ll need something that big to fit all the thighs comfortably. If you don’t own a skillet that big, you can also bake them on a sheet pan.
Chicken thighs – I used bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs but you can also use boneless chicken thighs. Or you can switch it up with chicken breasts if you don’t like dark meat but cut down on the cooking time and cook it until a meat thermometer reads 165°F.
Lemon – You can use just lemon juice and call it a day or you can add in some lemon slices while baking. Place them under the chicken thighs while baking so they can caramelize.
Add some heat – Sprinkle some red pepper flakes to add a little kick to the sauce.
And that’s all there is to it. Happy cooking and enjoy your honey lemon chicken!
MORE OVEN-BAKED CHICKEN RECIPES TO TRY
- Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
- Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Breast
- Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Breast
- Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken
- Baked Honey Balsamic Chicken