These low-carb, keto-friendly chicken thighs are basted with a tangy and rich butter sauce. They are easy enough for a weeknight meal and guaranteed to impress the pickiest eaters. Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice, or alongside your favorite vegetables.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Place 3 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in a microwave oven until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Smash garlic cloves with the side of a chef's knife and add garlic to the warm butter. Stir in lemon juice and onion powder. Set aside.

  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a medium-sized oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken, skin-side down, for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip chicken over and brush skin with lemon-butter mixture. Pour remaining butter mixture into skillet and remove from heat.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Brush skin every 10 minutes with pan juices.

  • Remove skillet from the oven and place chicken on a serving platter. Drizzle chicken with pan juices and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; protein 41.3g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fat 34.4g; cholesterol 178.7mg; sodium 256.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2019
Will definitely make it again! Juicy succulent chicken. I wouldn’t change anything. Easy and quick for weeknights. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2019
I followed the recipe but mine looks nothing like the photo taste was ok will try one more tome. Read More
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2019
Will definitely make it again! Juicy succulent chicken. I wouldn’t change anything. Easy and quick for weeknights. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2019
very, very good. I sometimes add extra garlic or spices. Also, I use the juices to make a nice sauce by adding a little milk or half and half. I have also add a little fresh chopped baby spinach to the creamy sauce. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. This is a nice dish for everyday, or for dinner guest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2020
added extra juice. Was delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2019
simple yet delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2019
I omitted the onion powder since I did not have any but the recipe turned out perfect. I served the chicken over spaghetti squash. A very easy meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2020
OMG this was so easy and so delish. I could have licked my plate clean. Yes this is one I would make again. I LOVED IT Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2019
Delicious! I ended up grating the garlic and used a bit of olive oil along with butter when browning the chicken as I was worried the butter would burn. I seared the chicken for about 7 minutes per side to get some more colour and crispness so 25 minutes in the oven was enough to cook the chicken through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2020
Company good! Added some baby new potatoes to the roasting pan to bake in that saucy goodness. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
Super simple and very delicious! I used skinless and boneless chicken thighs since that was what I had on hand and it still came out great. I ended up cooking it in the oven for only 15 minutes and used a thermometer to make sure it was up to temperature. A winner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2019
I followed the recipe but mine looks nothing like the photo taste was ok will try one more tome. Read More
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