Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce
Stir 1/4 cup lemon juice, salt, rosemary garlic seasoning, and oregano in a large bowl. Add chicken and enough water to cover; stir well. Cover and refrigerate chicken 4 hours to overnight. Drain and discard lemon juice brine.Advertisement
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large baking dish with aluminum foil.
Spread half the lemon slice in the baking dish. Arrange chicken thighs over lemon slices; top chicken thighs with remaining lemon slices.
Bake chicken in preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Melt light butter with olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried lemon peel in hot butter-oil mixture until mushrooms are browned and soft, 5 to 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine chicken stock and flour in a jar with a tight fitting lid; shake well. Pour mixture into mushrooms.
Increase heat to medium high; simmer mushroom sauce until thickened, about 10 minutes. Serve with chicken.
You could just use another lemon in the sauce instead of the lemon juice and dried lemon zest, but I tend to forget to buy a third lemon.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.