Creamy Lemon-Garlic Marinated Chicken

This chicken uses a creamy lemon-garlic marinade to bake up tender, moist and infused with garlic and lemon. The little bit of dressing reserved for serving adds a nice pop of extra flavor.

creamy lemon garlic marinated chicken
Photo: Crystal Hughes
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1 cup Creamy Lemon-Garlic Dressing, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place chicken and 3/4 cup dressing in a zip-top plastic bag or shallow dish. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours, flipping once halfway through marinating time.

  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade and arrange on a large rimmed baking sheet; discard the marinade. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake the chicken, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 20 minutes.

  4. Serve the chicken topped with the remaining 1/4 cup dressing and sprinkled with thyme.

To make ahead

Marinate chicken (Step 1) for up to 12 hours.

Associated Recipe

Creamy Lemon-Garlic Dressing

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
14g Fat
5g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Vitamin A 66IU 1%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 7mcg 2%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 428mg 19%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 336mg 7%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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