Honey Garlic Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs



  • 8 Bone in – Skin on chicken thighs.
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper seasoning.
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated onion powder.
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated garlic powder.
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.

Sauce ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon butter.
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic.
  • 1 tablespoon honey.
  • ¼ cup soy sauce.
  • ¼ cup water.
  • Juice of one small lemon.
  • 8 Lemon slices.


  • To make the seasoning marinade. 
  • Mix lemon olive oil, pepper seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika in a small bowl. 
  • Rub this mix on the chicken thighs, rub some of the mix underneath the skin. 
  • Let the chicken marinate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  • After the thighs have marinated, heat the oven to 425f. 
  • Line a sheet pan with foil and set a rack over the pan. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then flip the thighs and cook for another 20-25 minutes. 
  • To make the honey garlic sauce. Melt butter in a medium skillet on low to medium heat, then add minced garlic, honey, soy sauce, water, lemon juice, and lemon slices. 
  • Let the sauce gently simmer until it has slightly thickened. 
  • Brush the honey sauce on the thighs, top with caramelized lemon slices, and bake until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 165 F. 
  • Remove from oven, place over some white rice, and enjoy!