Oven Baked Crispy Chicken Thighs with Garlic, Lemon and Scallion

Chicken thighs that really do taste like fried chicken!  An easy and flavorful way to get crispy chicken thats healthy!

Course Dinner, main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
60 kcal


  • 8 in chicken thighs skin on and bone
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon - zest and juiced
  • 4 scallion - green onions rough chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes optional if you like a bit of heat


  1. Line large baking sheet with foil for easy clean up and set rack on top.
  2. Add garlic, zest of one lemon and juice of one lemon, along with scallions, olive oil, salt and pepper to food processor or blender.
  3. Blend for about 20 seconds until well combined and a paste forms.
  4. Pour into large bowl.
  5. Rinse and pat dry chicken thighs.
  6. Add to large bowl with marinade and rub into chicken. Getting under skin.
  7. Cover and let rest while oven preheats.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use convection feature if you have it. No sweat if you don't, just increase cooking time by 5 minutes.
  9. Lay chicken SKIN SIDE DOWN ontop of rack.
  10. Cook for 20 minutes and turn chicken over.

  11. Cook for an additional 25 minutes or until internal temp of chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  12. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Crispy Chicken Thighs with Garlic, Lemon and Scallion
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 199mg8%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 11.8mg14%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.