Chicken Thighs with Lemon Slices, Oregano, Garlic, and White Wine

If I had the choice, I would have boneless chicken thighs every day. Even though it is a little more expensive, I do prefer the boneless variety.

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They are so easy to throw in the Crock-Pot when making stews and soups. Plus, I can serve them up to the kids and I don’t have to worry about them dealing with any little bones.

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When I prepare this dish, I like to make a little bit extra so I can enjoy it for lunch for a few days afterwards. Just pop a few thighs in the microwave for a couple of minutes, and you’ll have a quick and delicious meal.

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  • 8 small boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 sprigs oregano
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat and cook until softened.
  3. Place chicken thighs, skin side down, in the skillet.
  4. Cook about 10 minutes, or until starting to brown.
  5. Place the lemon slices in the pan over the chicken.
  6. Cook until the skin has started to crisp and the lemon slices caramelize.
  7. Add oregano, white wine, and broth to the skillet and continue cooking until sauce has thickened.
  8. Serve topped with the caramelized lemon slices.


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23 thoughts on “Chicken Thighs with Lemon Slices, Oregano, Garlic, and White Wine”

  1. This would be a great crockpot dish. We have a crock pot at home. The last dish we used it was for making pulled pork.

  2. Oh, boy how delicious is this going to be? 425°, interesting I wouldn’t of thought to go that high. I would of thought around 350, but maybe because of the skillet. Must make it crispier. Looks like orange slices in there. Very simple ingredients but between the wine and the lemon. I can only imagine

  3. Lemon and a dry white win is a totally dream combination on anything. I may have to try this one. The only thing is my local stories only have “good” (a.k.a. pricey) whites that are dry.

    Does only know a bargain brand dry white that is good for cooking?

  4. Your picture looks delicious, and the recipe sounds pretty easy. I just cooked chicken thighs last night, using a different recipe. I haven’t tasted it yet, because I was too tired to eat after working all day and cooking, but I think I’ll try your recipe next time I get some thighs. Usually I only cook them on the grill, because I don’t care for them cooked in the oven, but your recipe sounds as if it’s similar to how they taste from the grill, so I’m looking forward to tasting it.

  5. Wow! I have to admit I didn’t even know you could get chicken thighs without bones. Those look so delicious and I’m always looking for ways to mix things up while still getting healthy food on the table. When you mentioned crock pots my ears definitely perked up a bit! Haha! What can I say? I do love a quick, easy, healthy meal. Thanks for the ideas!

  6. This sounds like that perfect healthy meal that is not going to be too much trouble to make. The whole family will love it. We eat mostly chicken in our home because it is cost effective and healthy. I am always looking for new recipes and new ways of cooking my chicken. Thanks, I would love to try this!

  7. Aww yes, boneless chicken thighs are a wonderful thing indeed. I do wish they weren’t so pricey, but they’re definitely great for a special treat. This recipe looks delicious as well, it features some of my favorite ingredients. I’ve never actually cooked with white wine before, I bet it would really wake up my palate.

  8. As a huge chicken fan, it is my go-to meat and source of protein. I personally prefer the breasts though – is there a specific reason that thighs are chosen in this recipe instead? Would it work if I went with my preference, or is there a specific reason to choose the dark over the white meat? Either way, the combo of spices in here sound absolutely heavenly, and the recipe doesn’t seem too difficult to do either. I will definitely give this one a try, too; maybe with some of those fried & breaded zucchini side ideas from another article posted here on Foodal earlier!

  9. This looks like a nice way to get that brown, crispy skin on chicken. I usually just dump them in the oven and try to poke them around to get decent effect. Those look super taste. Also, adding actual slices of lemon sound like a great idea, instead of just sprinkling around some juice. Really brings nice look to the dish! I haven’t used wines in cooking that much, getting more information about them in later posts would be nice. It’s so hard to choose proper ones whne you’re just used to drinking them as is…

  10. Anyone who doesn’t love boneless chicken doesn’t know what they are missing out on, I love boneless chicken to bits, am grateful to have stumbled upon this amazing recipe…Its definitely going to be put to use 🙂

  11. I usually prefer the chicken thighs as well, having been given nothing but dry chicken breast when I was younger. However, for me, it is difficult to make them a little bit different every time so that it doesn’t induce boredom. I have put it with lemons before, but I have not yet tried it with white wine and oregano. Thank you for the recipe!

  12. I really love these recipes. I usually have these ingredients collecting dust somehwere in my kitchen. Now I have a use for them. Thanks so much!

  13. Ohh, I’m definitely making this in my cast iron skillet. I love chicken thighs, and know how to remove the bones myself, so I do not have to pay more. I love simple recipes with perfectly complementary flavors like this one.

  14. I am absolutely in love with this recipe! Seriously amazing. I love the combination of the lemon, garlic and white wine flavors, and they just pair so beautifully with chicken! This is one recipe I will keep and make over and over again. It is a hit every time!

  15. This dish looks delicious. I also love t because it is so healthy. Every time I come across a quick but healthy meal I make sure to save it for later. My fiancé is a huge fan of lemon chicken so I think I’m going to give this one a try.

  16. I love lemon chicken and cannot wait to try this! I don’t mind bone in thighs, but I do cook for my kids too, so the boneless variety are a much better choice. I’ll probably add a little lemon pepper or garlic salt as well, but that’s just because I’m a fanatic for them!

  17. This looks like a great recipe to try when guests are coming over. I would think that Chicken, garlic , and oregano, appeal to most people’s tastes. So this is definitely one I will try next time I have have guests!

  18. I just happened to come across this recipe and I know this is a simple yet delicious dish. I love chicken thighs (the most juiciest part of the chicken) they are so versatile and flavorful. They are great freezer staples that last a long time. I would even make a large batch of these and freeze them, that way I can defrost as needed. Very versatile, I can use it for soups and more…love it!! I think I would prefer to cook them in the oven, but I will try the skillet because they still look super juicy.

  19. Yay! A simple chicken recipe. There’s no way I can mess this up! It’s funny when I’m on a fast this gorgeous chicken dish pops up on my computer screen the first time I open foodal! Oh, life is a tease!

  20. Hi There, just making this dish now, but feeling a little confused. It says to preheat the oven to 425, but the directions don’t say when to put it in the oven and for how long. Also, number 8 doesn’t make sense because you have already put the lemon slices in on number 5.

  21. This is a great and quick recipe for turning a basic piece of chicken into a gourmet tasting meal with only a few ingredients and a few minutes of extra time. Also the white wine and lemon makes this a good meal for next-day leftovers as the flavors will get stronger in the chicken overnight. I make a similar recipe and serve it over rice as the juice can be used to add flavor to plain white rice.

  22. Chicken, white wine and garlic is a winning combination in my book. I would swap out the chicken thighs for chicken breast, as that’s my preference, but this is definitely a recipe I will be trying. I’ll probably serve this with wild rice and some green vegetables.

  23. This looks & sounds fabulous! We are not huge fans of dark meat, though, yesterday, I caught a huge sale on thighs and legs, so I couldnt resist buying them. I think we will check out this recipe first, in hopes that it turns out good. Seems like a healthy option too!

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