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Close up overhead view of lemon garlic chicken thighs garnished with lemon slices, next to asparagus on a baking pan.

Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Katerina | Diethood
Juicy lemon garlic chicken thighs and asparagus is an easy sheet pan dinner smothered with garlicky lemon butter. Ready in 30 minutes!
Servings : 4 serves
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 6 to 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice,
  • 1 tablespoon honey, If on Keto or eating low carb, use a sweetener and adjust to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • lemon slices, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
  • Arrange chicken thighs and asparagus on the sheet pan and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place butter in a mixing bowl and melt in the microwave.
  • Pull melted butter out of the microwave and whisk in garlic, paprika, onion powder, thyme, basil, lemon juice, and honey or sweetener.
  • Grab a pastry brush and brush the buttery mixture all over the chicken thighs and asparagus.
  • Cook for 20 to 23 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and asparagus is tender.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon slices.
  • Serve.


Serving: 8 ounces | Calories: 325 kcal | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Protein: 36 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 184 mg | Sodium: 222 mg | Potassium: 691 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 1413 IU | Vitamin C: 12 mg | Calcium: 59 mg | Iron: 4 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: lemon garlic chicken, lemon garlic chicken thighs, sheet pan dinners