Baked Chicken Thigh with Garlic Lemon Aioli

This baked chicken thigh recipe with lemon garlic aioli is one of the easiest dinners you will make and a perfect weeknight meal!  It’s juicy, full of amazing flavor and goes great with a side of greens.

When you want something healthy yet flavorful using limited ingredients, this baked chicken thigh recipe is just the thing!  There’s no fuss to this recipe and is as simple as putting seasoned chicken thighs in the oven and making a 3 ingredients addicting lemon garlic aioli sauce recipe to go with it.  What an easy keto low carb meal!

Baked chicken thigh topped with fresh parsley served with homemade garlic lemon aioli sauce.

What is Baked Chicken Thigh with Garlic Lemon Aioli?

Seasoned boneless chicken thighs are baked until they reach 165 F and accompanied by a lemony garlic aioli dip that will keep you going back for more.

Why use chicken thigh over chicken breast for a baked chicken thigh recipe?

One word, JUICY!  There’s no doubt chicken thighs are much juicier than chicken breast and that is why when given the option, we always choose chicken thighs.

But if you prefer leaner breast meat, by all means, go ahead and use that instead.

Baked chicken thigh topped with fresh parsley being dipped into homemade garlic lemon aioli sauce.

What is the perfect way to bake chicken thigh?

I always recommend not overcooking the chicken.  Take away the guesswork by always using a thermometer and cooking chicken until they reach 165F and no more.

This will ensure soft and juicy chicken every time!

What is kewpie mayo?

Kewpie mayo is Japanese mayo which is slightly richer, and sweeter than American mayo.

What can I eat with baked chicken thighs?

Some ideas on what to pair baked chicken thighs are with a side salad, veggies, or buttered and seasoned cauliflower rice.

Tips on making this baked chicken thigh recipe?

  • Use boneless and skinless chicken thigh.
  • Season chicken with a little red pepper for added spice.
  • Use a thermometer and cook chicken until 165F.
  • If you don’t have kewpie mayo you can substitute it with American Mayonnaise.
  • Grate or press garlic, don’t mince.

Baked chicken thigh topped with fresh parsley served with homemade garlic lemon aioli sauce, top down angle.

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Now, let’s get making this Baked Chicken Thigh with Garlic Lemon Aioli recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cooking Time 24M
  • Total Time 29M
  • Net Carb/Piece ~0g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1/2 lb Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thigh (about 2-3 pieces)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Kewpie Mayo (can sub with regular mayo)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Garlic Clove (Grated)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Preheat oven to 400F.

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3) In a microwavable bowl, add butter and microwave until melted (about 30-45 seconds).

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4) Prepare a silicone baking mat or line an oven tray with aluminum foil and spray with cooking oil.

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5) Pat dry chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Transfer chicken onto an oven tray and brush melted butter onto both sides of the chicken.

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6) Bake chicken in the center of the oven for 10 minutes and then flip and cook for another 10-12 minutes or until cooked (internal temp should be 165F).Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (13)

7) In the meantime, grate garlic with a grater or garlic press and add into mixing bowl.

8) Combine 1/4 cup Kewpie Mayo, 1 tsp lemon juice into mixing bowl and mix well.  Transfer to a small dipping bowl.

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9) Optional – if you would like to char the chicken a little, move the tray rack about 6 inches away from the heating element and switch oven to broil.  Cook for 2-4 minutes or to desired char consistency.

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10) Transfer chicken to serving plate and serve with dipping sauce.

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Baked chicken thigh topped with fresh parsley served with homemade garlic lemon aioli sauce.

Baked Chicken Thigh with Garlic Lemon Aioli

This baked chicken thigh recipe with lemon garlic aioli is one of the easiest dinners you will make and a perfect weeknight meal! It’s juicy, full of amazing flavor and goes great with a side of greens.
4.80 from 10 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: baked chicken thigh recipe, garlic lemon aioli recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 453kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1/2 lb Chicken Thighs Boneless and Skinless, 2-3 pieces
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Kewpie Mayo can sub with regular mayo
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Clove Garlic

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (1)
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (2)
  • In a microwavable bowl, add butter and microwave until melted (about 30 seconds for ours).
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (3)
  • Prepare a silicone baking mat or line an oven tray with aluminum foil and spray with cooking oil.
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (4)
  • Pat dry chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Transfer chicken onto an oven tray and brush melted butter onto both sides of the chicken.
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (7)
  • Bake chicken in the center of the oven for 10 minutes and then flip and cook for another 10-12 minutes or until cooked (internal temp should be 165F).
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (13)
  • In the meantime, grate garlic with a grater or garlic press and add into mixing bowl.
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (8)
  • Combine 1/4 cup Kewpie mayo, 1 tsp lemon juice into mixing bowl and mix well. Transfer to a small dipping bowl.
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (22)
  • Optional - if you would like to char the chicken a little, move the tray rack about 6 inches away from the heating element and switch oven to broil. Cook for 2-4 minutes or to desired char consistency.
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (14)
  • Transfer chicken to serving plate and serve with dipping sauce.
    Butter Baked Chicken with Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe (15)

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Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 232mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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