Baked Lemon-Pepper Chicken Thighs and Rice


Lemon-pepper chicken thighs, seasoned to perfection, bake together with a lemony rice for this one-pot dinner.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 5 medium bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder, divided

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 ½ cups long-grain white rice

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season chicken thighs with lemon-pepper seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, rubbing the seasoning into both sides of the chicken. Cook chicken in the hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.

  3. Melt butter in the same pot and stir into the drippings. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Turn off the burner.

  4. Pour in chicken stock and water, scraping the bottom of the Dutch oven with a wooden or plastic spoon to loosen any browned bits. Stir in rice, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and pepper. Place the chicken on top of the rice and cover with the lid.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and remove the chicken to a plate using tongs. Stir rice from bottom to top then place the chicken back on top of the rice. Cook, uncovered, until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is soft, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1037 Calories
55g Fat
48g Carbs
81g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 1037
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 71%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 297mg 99%
Sodium 1291mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 81g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 791mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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