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Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs

Succulent fall-off-the-bone braised chicken thighs made easy in your cast iron skillet. This clean and healthful dinner recipe is perfect for low-carb, paleo, or keto living.

Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs - an easy, mouth-watering chicken recipe that's quick, simple, and healthful | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #keto #healthy

I recently took a poll on my Instagram stories asking what type of recipes you all would like to see in the coming months. The overwhelming consensus was easy paleo or keto dinner recipes. WELL, this was music to my eyeballs, because these are the exact type of recipes I enjoy creating.

Needless to say, this simple take on braised chicken thighs turns out so finger-licking good! The skin is nice and crispy, and the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender. The whole experience just melts in your mouth.

Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs - an easy, mouth-watering chicken recipe that's quick, simple, and healthful | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #keto #healthy

All you need to prepare this recipe is chicken thighs, lemon juice and zest, rosemary and some spices. BOOM! Grub. You likely already have most of the ingredients on hand!

Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs - an easy, mouth-watering chicken recipe that's quick, simple, and healthful | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #keto #healthy

Serving Options:

Serve the chicken thighs with your favorite side dishes, and you’re golden! Might I suggest Cauliflower Rice , My Easy Go-To Stir Fry Vegetables Recipe , Pesto Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Avocado, and Kale , Orange-Ginger Roasted Carrots, or my Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables?

This is a marvelous meal prep recipe for preparing ahead of time and eating on throughout the week. It also makes for great meal prep work lunches!

Enjoy!

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Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs - an easy, mouth-watering chicken recipe that's quick, simple, and healthful | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #keto #healthy

Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs

Yield: 6 to 8 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs are easy to make and are paleo, whole30 and keto

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients for the chicken except for the lemon slices to a zip lock bag and shake well. Seal and refrigerate to marinate for at least 20 minutes, up to 12 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add just enough oil to lightly coat the surface.
  4. Once hot, place chicken on the surface skin-side down and sear 3 to 5 minutes, until skin is golden-brown and appears crispy. Flip to the other side and cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and repeat for remaining chicken.
  5. Once all chicken has been browned, transfer all of it back to the skillet including the juices from the marinade. Arrange lemon slices on top of chicken, cover the skillet with foil, and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve with your choice of side dishes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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Patricia

Saturday 23rd of May 2020

This has become a favourite for my hubby and I. We have made it half dozen times. It is 5 star!

Julia

Saturday 23rd of May 2020

That's so great to hear, Patricia!! Thanks so much for the sweet note. I hope you and your husband are staying well during this trying time! xoxo

Joshua

Monday 20th of May 2019

I've made a dish like this and added Thyme, Baby Potatoes, and Carrots cut into small pieces as big as the Baby Potatoes. Also, I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead of Almond Oil.

Julia

Monday 20th of May 2019

Ooh la la! That sounds great! Thanks for sharing, Joshua! xo

Joshua

Monday 20th of May 2019

Also some Black Pepper, that and ginger are the best when cooking chicken.

Vanelle

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Nor the lemon slices....

Julia

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Oops! Thanks for catching...added!

Rachel

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

how long to you marinate the chicken? Would it be ok overnight?

Julia

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Hi Rachel,

At least 20 minutes for marinating. Up to 12 hours, so overnight works :D

Nancy

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Hey Julia!

This recipe looks great but I don't see the rosemary listed in the ingredients.

Julia

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Oops! Thanks for catching that! Added!

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