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Crispy Citrus Chicken Thighs

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 60 min
  • Yield: 5-6 servings



½ cup fresh lemon juice 

½ cup extra virgin olive oil 

2½ tablespoons red wine vinegar 

1 garlic clove, pressed 

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

¾ teaspoon kosher salt 

½ teaspoon Dijon mustard  

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 


1 tablespoon + 2¾ teaspoons kosher salt, divided 

7 Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced (about ¼-inch thick rounds) 

12 skin-on, boneless chicken thighs 

2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 

1½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 

½ cup chicken stock 

½ lemon, thinly sliced or wedged

handful of parsley, chopped (for garnish)


Preheat the oven to 350F. 


In a large bowl, add the lemon juice and using a whisk, slowly add the olive oil (½ cup). Then add the vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, mustard, and black pepper, stirring well. Set aside.  


In a large pot over high heat, bring water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil. Add the sliced potatoes and boil for 10 minutes. When done, remove and gently dry each potato with a paper towel or cloth. Set aside. 

Using a brush and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lightly brush a thin layer of olive oil onto all sides of the chicken thighs. Then, using 2 teaspoons of salt and 1½ teaspoons black pepper, thoroughly season each thigh on both sides. 

In a Made In stainless steel saute pan over medium high heat, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Skin-side down, place half of the chicken thighs in the pan and cook until skin is golden brown, about 4 minutes, maybe a couple more. Flip and cook the other side for 2½ minutes. Remove and set aside in a bowl. Without adding any additional cooking fat, repeat cooking instructions to saute the remaining chicken thighs. When done cooking all the chicken thighs, deglaze the pan with ½ cups chicken stock.  

Use the same pan, in 3 even layers and using ¾ teaspoon of salt in between each layer, place the potatoes in the pan. Add the chicken on top of the potatoes, along with any reserved chicken jus from the bowl and top with the sliced lemons. 

Place the pan in oven and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and spoon ½ cup of the sauce evenly over the chicken. Use an additional 2 tablespoons of sauce to spoon in-between chicken thighs to reach the potatoes. Return the pan to the oven and cook until golden brown, crispy, and the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.  

Serve with the remaining sauce on the side and garnish with parsley. 

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