Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

Nov 5, 2021

About Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

At MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, we believe that good health and delicious food can go hand in hand. Our Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs recipe is the perfect balance between taste and nutrition. These succulent chicken thighs seasoned with zesty lemon and fragrant pepper not only satisfy your taste buds but also provide essential nutrients for a well-rounded diet.

A Nutritional Powerhouse

Chicken thighs are a great source of protein, essential amino acids, and various vitamins and minerals. Combined with the refreshing flavors of lemon and the bold kick of pepper, this dish is an excellent addition to your healthy eating plan. Protein helps in muscle repair and growth, while vitamins and minerals play a vital role in maintaining overall well-being.

Health Benefits

Here are some of the key health benefits of our Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs:

  • Rich in Protein: Chicken thighs are packed with high-quality protein, which promotes muscle development and repair.
  • Vitamin C Boost: The addition of lemon provides a significant dose of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that supports immune function.
  • Enhanced Digestion: The combination of lemon and pepper can aid digestion, promoting a healthy gut and reducing bloating.
  • Bone Health: Chicken thighs contain minerals like phosphorus and calcium, which are essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones.


Follow our simple recipe to create your own mouthwatering Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs:


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder to make a marinade.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs, ensuring they are evenly coated. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Place the marinated chicken thighs in a baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  5. Once cooked, remove from the oven and let the chicken thighs rest for a few minutes before serving.
  6. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and a sprinkle of black pepper.
  7. Enjoy your homemade Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs!


With our delectable Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs recipe, you can enjoy a healthy and flavorful meal right at home. MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE invites you to explore the world of nutritious and delicious cooking. Indulge in this mouthwatering dish and savor the incredible flavors it has to offer. Start your culinary journey towards a balanced and wholesome lifestyle today!

Hal Hiott
These lemon pepper chicken thighs are a healthy and tasty addition to any meal! 😋🍋🍗
Nov 11, 2023