Citrus marinated chicken legs recipe are not fried by I @ilonaspassion

Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

Sheet pan chicken thighs marinated in citrus blend, salt and unsalted butter. Lemon pepper chicken thighs are great for entertaining or weeknight dinner. “I’ve received a Grilling Spices from FreshJax to try in my recipes” 

Citrus marinated chicken legs recipe are not fried by I @ilonaspassion

Easy, quick and delicious sheet pan dinner. Also, this juicy meat seasoned with citrus blend will be great for dinner parties. However, to make this perfect meal only few products are needed.

How to make Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

Firstly, get all ingredients. 9 chicken thighs, orange, lemon, citrus seasoning, salt and unsalted butter. Secondly, melt butter, add salt. After that, add 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 tablespoon of orange juice to the butter. Marinate the meat with the butter mixture. Moreover, season with citrus blend. Finally, bake at 350 F for 90 minutes.

Step by step on how to make sheet pan chicken thighs marinated in unsalted butter, pepper, lemon and orange juice by I @ilonaspassion

How to cook Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare a large sheet pan with parchment paper. Therefore, it will prevent the meat sticking to the sheet pan. Also, I use cookina often instead of parchment paper.
  • Lay meat pieces side by side on the pan.
  • Marinate with butter and salt. After that, season with seasonings. I chose a citrus blend by FreshJax Grilling Spices. The citrus blend consists of organic ingredients including orange, lemon, lime, peppercorn, pepper, onion and salt. However, it has a great amount of citrus and pepper flavor.
  • Bake for 90 minutes.
  • You should check if the chicken is cooked through. However, the juices of the meat has to be clear and is not supposed to be pink around the bone.
  • Alternatively, you can use a thermometer to check if the meat is cooked.

Sheet pan chicken pieces topped with lemon and orange slices by I @ilonaspassion

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Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

Baked chicken thighs with lemon, pepper and orange slices.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Ilona


  • 9 chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 orange small
  • 1 lemon small
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lemon pepper citrus blend


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper. Put chicken thighs.
  • In a small bowl melt butter. Squeeze 1/2 tablespoon of orange juice and add to the butter. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Add to the melted butter. Add salt. Mix well.
  • Using a brush spread the butter mixture on each chicken thigh on both sides.
  • Sprinkle lemon pepper or citrus blend on each side of the chicken thigh.
  • Slice orange and lemon. Place on chicken thighs.
  • Bake for 90 minutes.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 18gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 285mgFiber: 0gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 14.1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.9mg
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Easy sheet pan lemon chicken thighs recipe with oranges and butter. Baked chicken thighs great for entertaining or weeknight dinner by I @ilonaspassion

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  1. We love chicken thighs, and I often make them on a sheet pan. Your citrus marinade sounds delicious! I’d love to try it.

  2. Ooh, this looks so good! It’s easy enough to make any time, but also a great recipe to have on hand for entertaining. I think this one will be going into my meal rotation – looking forward to trying it!

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