Best Easy Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe

best easy honey lemon chicken
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This recipe is simple and easy and i think thats best for any meal. You can just about smell that crunchy honey crisp skin and taste the juicy chicken.

I myself have begun focusing on chicken recipes as I feel they are alot more healthier than the red meats. Its just my preference. I have tried almost every chicken recipe there is to try and there seems to be more popping up so decided to give this one a try too. I prefer to use olive oil as its way healthier than other oils. I also like to ad a little garlic to my recipes, mainly for the health benefits but you can omit this.

After eating a few baked beans on toast dinners, yes i still eat baked beans on toast when i cant find the desire or motivation to cook, ( I have to ad these are organic baked beans) i decided its time for a chicken meal. If you have read my previous recipes you will find i am a fan of fast and simple recipes that taste great, and this is no exception.

All i can say is just give it a try.

Best Easy Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4

Best Easy Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe


  • 1 lb. chicken thighs (4 pieces)
  • ½ cup lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Turn the oven to the broil setting (about 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit). Place the chicken skin-side down in a well seasoned cast iron skillet (we use LODGE all the way baby!). Broil for 15 minutes. Flip the chicken over so the skin is facing up - broil for another 15 minutes.
  2. Make the sauce by whisking the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and oregano together.
  3. Dip each chicken piece in the sauce (lazy girl pro-tip - you can also just pour or brush a little bit of the sauce over the chicken) and return to the hot oven for a few minutes. The exterior of the chicken should get crispy and golden brown.
  4. When the chicken is done, set aside. Pour out the drippings from the pan (reserve them!), wipe out any large residual chicken bits, and put the cast iron back on a warm burner. Add a few tablespoons of the reserved chicken drippings and the remaining sauce + honey. Simmer for just a few minutes until the sauce is bubbly and hot. Pour the remaining sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve with a green salad and crusty bread for soaking up the very lemony sauce!



I’m Julie. This is where my love of cupcakes, digital photography as well as writing comes to life! How did this recipe thing all begin? In November of 2012, I made the decision that I needed to keep a log of my recipes, so I started a simple recipe blog. This beautiful collection of cupcakes and cafe delights continues to grow every week and I can’t wait to see where it is 5 years down the road. My grandma encouraged all of my baking. At family gatherings with well over 250 individuals the midst of absolutely no where, she consistently was able to create perfect cherry cobblers along with other goodies for dessert over the campfire. It seemed to be like magic for me.

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