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This baked honey lemon chicken is incredibly juicy with crispy skins you won't want to share. Flavored with a delicious honey lemon sauce.

Baked Honey Lemon Chicken

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 67 bone in, skin on chicken thighs (about 3 lb.)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper to taste
  2. In an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat, sear the thighs on both sides until golden brown, about 5 minutes each side. Drain any excess oil and arrange chicken thighs skin side up
  3. Mix garlic, lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, thyme and oregano
  4. Spread the lemon sauce on the thighs
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until the juices run clear. A meat thermometer should read 175 degrees F
  6. Drain off any excess fat before serving
  7. Dish and serve hot