Miss R’s Lemon and Garlic Chicken

I’m always looking for the perfect chicken recipe. With this Lemon and Garlic concoction, I think I’ve found it. With very little effort, you can have crispy chicken, tender meat and an epic sauce.

Using a whole head of garlic for four chicken thighs may sound outrageous. But trust me, the garlic becomes very sweet and tender when cooked for a long time and mixed with caramelized lemons.

This is great to serve at a dinner party with Moroccan Couscous because they can both be made the day before and reheated. It’s also the perfect family dish to be served with mashed potatoes and a salad.

This recipe is for two hungry souls.

What you’ll need:

4 free range chicken thighs with the skin on

1 head of garlic

2 lemons

olive oil



dried oregano

What to do:

Pre-heat oven to 340 and begin ripping your garlic apart. Don’t bother peeling the cloves.

Scatter them into the baking dish

Lay the chicken thighs in there too

Flank chicken with quartered slices of lemon

Sprinkle generously with Kosher salt

Grind over some black pepper

Drizzle with olive oil

And it’s ready….

Bake for 50 minutes and then pop the pan under the broiler for 2 minutes

Grab a piece of chicken, a slice of lemon and a clove of garlic. Squeeze the soft caramelized lemon over the chicken. Do the same with the roasted garlic. Together the lemon and garlic make the most delicious dipping sauce.

Serve and then stand back and see poultry in motion.



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  • Jan
    October 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, this recipe brings back so many memories of wonderful family meals with my British cousin and her family in Casablanca and Rabat over the years. Lemon chicken with couscous was a beloved Moroccan family favorite. Add to it sitting on cushions on the floor around a large round copper or brass hammered tray on a low carved wooden stand, and everyone eating their portion very gracefully with their fingers. As an American, I discovered for the first time the enjoyment of the texture of foods, as well as the delicious taste of this dish.

    October 6, 2016 at 11:32 pm


  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Making this for guests tonight! I like that it’s an easy and yummy dish to serves and can be done ahead of time so I can sip and enjoy my guests!