One Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken and Veggies

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One Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken and Veggies – Tender, garlicky, seared chicken thighs baked with sweet peppers, onions and tomatoes.

One Pot Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Veggies | | Tender, garlicky, seared chicken thighs baked with sweet peppers, onions and tomatoes.

Lemon Garlic Chicken – music to my ears. I WISH you could smell THIS! We’re eating so, so much deliciousness up in hurr.

Hey Hey, buddies! Guess where I’m at?! MACEDONIA! I feel so lucky to be here. In the words of Melissa Gorga, Thank You, JESUS!

I wish I could promise you TONS of pictures when I get back, but I’ll be honest with you… I am really bad about documenting my travels. I’m also the worst travel-photographer. I forget to bring my camera with me, or if I do bring it with me, I find myself way too involved in everything around me that I completely forget about snapping a picture. I feel like I’ll miss something so super important while I’m trying to prep for that kodak-moment. Besides, my camera is mostly meant to take pictures of the food I make, so that’s that. #truth #foodbloggerslife

One Pot Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Veggies | | Tender, garlicky, seared chicken thighs baked with sweet peppers, onions and tomatoes.

Speaking of. Question for you. Does it matter that I still don’t have a photo-print of our 3 year old? Is that like really bad? I mean, we have thousands of pics in our Dropbox and on 2 external drives, but we have YET to develop – is that still the word used for print-pictures ??? – a single photo of her. AND most of them were taken with a phone!! Oh my gosh. She is going to hate us, isn’t she?

I just had an AHA moment… Note taken! This is definitely a good time to start using my camera for things other than food.

One Pot Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Veggies | | Tender, garlicky, seared chicken thighs baked with sweet peppers, onions and tomatoes.

But, since we’re here for the food, this one-pot wonder will make your belly sing because, what makes chicken thighs 500 times better than they already are?! GARLIC!

Here’s what though. Normally, to get all that garlic flavor we all crave, I would have to use at least 10 garlic cloves, but I found a way around that.

One Pot Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Veggies | | Tender, garlicky, seared chicken thighs baked with sweet peppers, onions and tomatoes.

Meet my friend, STAR’s Roasted Garlic Oil. This little guy right here adds so much flavor, that it honestly took me by surprise. I used about 4 garlic cloves in this recipe and that was plenty. The Garlic Oil took care of the rest.

I also have to brag about the rest. The sweet peppers, especially. Oh my! SO GOOD! I buy those bags of mini sweet peppers all the time and almost always throw them in a pan for a quick sear. They add an amazing flavor to everything, as well as extra texture. Then again, I’m a little nutty over pan-seared veggies which is why I added a couple more friends, tomatoes and onions.

I originally had a fabulous vegetarian, summery recipe planned for today, but I couldn’t go one more day without sharing this. I couldn’t let you go one more day without knowing about Roasted Garlic Oil with Chicken Thighs. MMM. MMM. SO GOOD!

Please make it today and let me know if you loved it!

One Pot Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Veggies | | Tender, garlicky, seared chicken thighs baked with sweet peppers, onions and tomatoes.

I’m off to hang out at the nearest cafe and drink all the Nescafes and Frappes and Macchiatos that I can get my hands on. Coffee-drinking and coffee-conversation-ing is like a sport out here, and that makes me really, really happy!

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One Pot Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Tender, garlicky, seared chicken thighs baked with sweet peppers, onions and tomatoes.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon STAR Roasted Garlic Oil, , divided
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, , to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves, , smashed
  • 1 large yellow onion, , thinly sliced
  • 8 to 10 mini sweet peppers
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, , halved
  • 1 lemon, , thinly sliced, seeds discarded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, , plus more for garnish
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, , to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
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  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Heat the garlic oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and sear for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Add the smashed garlic cloves to the pan and flip the thighs over; continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until garlic is a little browned.
  • Remove chicken and garlic from skillet and set aside.
  • Place skillet over medium-high heat and heat 1 teaspoon garlic oil.
  • Add onions to skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add peppers, tomatoes, lemon slices and fresh parsley.
  • Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for 5 minutes, or until onions are tender.
  • Arrange the chicken skin-side-up over the vegetable mixture.
  • Add the smashed garlic and pour lemon juice over the chicken.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165F.
  • Remove from oven and let stand few minutes.
  • Serve.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5400IU | Vitamin C: 219.3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Arica says:

    This dish was amazing. Came out perfect; so full of flavor!

  2. Carolyn says:

    I was really excited to try this tonight and was disappointed to find it tastes super bitter. After a little googling it looks like the white rind of the lemon can do this. Do you have any suggestions for how to keep the dish from tasting bitter? Did this happen to anyone else? Certainly I can’t be the only one? (I don’t normally cool with lemons so this is new territory for me!)

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I’m sorry that happened, Carolyn! 🙁 I haven’t had an issue with this recipe, but maybe you’re right – the fresh lemon rind was too bitter. It could just be the lemons, you know.
      To offset the bitterness you can add some sugar, but then add some salt to it, too, to offset the sweetness. I hope this will help! Let me know, please.

  3. Janet says:

    I did it and it looked exactly like the picture. I did cut the peppers open, didn’t want the stem and seeds It took 2 pans for me had to fry the chicken separately, I was fixing 10 pcs. could not fine garlic oil, so just added more pcs. Had some spinach wilting in refrig so added that on the bottom. Lots of juice so I had baguettes and served with brown/wild rice mix. My friend even took the extra juice home!!
    So this is a keeper.
    Thanks – now on to the next recipe.
    I’m so jealous of your trip – I’m a greek background. Family is from Lesbos.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank you, Janet!! SO happy you enjoyed it!
      My trip is truly amazing – take your savings and visit this area, asap! haha 😉

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    One pot wonder indeed, I love this!! Perfect dinner! Hope you are having a wonderful trip! 🙂

  5. Lisa Patrick says:

    Sounds like something my Godfather would have made. This man put garlic in everything! He’d make his own garlic oil. Enjoy being home. It’s the home of Mother Teresa too. Be safe.