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Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs

Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)
You don’t need much salt when you marinate chicken in a mixture of big-flavor ingredients such as lemon juice, garlic, molasses and Worcestershire sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 8 chicken thighs, skinned (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lemon wedges (optional)
  • Parsley sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 258
  • caloriesfromfat 40 %
  • fat 11.6 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 4.4 g
  • polyfat 2.6 g
  • protein 27.3 g
  • carbohydrate 9.9 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 98 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 268 mg
  • calcium 43 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a dish; add chicken. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°.

  3. Remove chicken from dish; reserve marinade. Arrange chicken in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Pour reserved marinade over chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes; baste chicken with marinade. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve with lemon wedges and garnish with parsley, if desired.