Baked Chicken Thigh Recipe with
Basil and Lemon

This basil and lemon baked chicken thigh recipe is excellent for a Sunday roast and is also quick enough for dinner after a busy day at work. Chicken thighs are the most flavorful part of the chicken and a real treat for our taste buds. Oven baked lemon chicken goes well with romaine lettuce or steamed broccoli, garnishing with 1 cup of shredded lettuce will add 8 calories and 0.3g of net carbs; 1 cup of steamed broccoli adds 55 calories and 6g of net carbs accordingly. This recipe contains 350 calories and 3g of net carbs per serving.

Recipe Nutritional Profile: Diabetes Appropriate, Healthy Weight, Heart Healthy, High Protein, Low Calories, Low Carbs, Low GI, Low Saturated Fat, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Good Source of Vitamin B-6, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Selenium and Zinc.

Serves 2:

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 45 min

Baked Chicken Thigh Recipe with Basil and Lemon


6 chicken thighs;

1 lemon;

3 garlic cloves;

1 tbsp. of olive oil;

5 basil stems, leaves torn into large pieces;

1 x 3.5 fl.oz. glass of white wine;

Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Per 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin B6    42% Manganese    20%
Niacin    66% Pantothenic Acid    26%
Phosphorus    37% Riboflavin    24%
Selenium    41% Zinc    27%
Potassium    16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The information provided here is approximate and does not include: possible substitutions, optional ingredients and ingredients to taste. How did we calculate Recipe Guidelines?


How to Cook the Chicken:

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6.
  • Wash the chicken, remove the excess fat from the meat, but leave the skin on. Place the chicken in a baking dish.
  • Dribble the oil over the chicken, cut the lemon in half and squeeze it over the chicken and throw the lemon halves in the baking dish after squeezing. Add squashed garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Put the baking dish into the oven and cook for 30 min.
Ingredients for Baked Chicken Thighs
Baked Chicken Thighs Cooked
Baked Chicken Thighs Ready for the Oven
Baked Chicken Thighs Served
  • After 30 min of cooking, add the basil and cook for 10 min.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven and put on the hob over a high heat, add the white wine and let it bubble for few minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed broccoli or salad leaves, don't eat the skin no matter how tempting.

Author: Lana Soko

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