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Lemon Garlic Pepper Chicken

Lemon Garlic Pepper Chicken – One pan chicken pan-fried to golden crispy perfection in lip smacking garlic lemon sauce . Easy lemon chicken that is just perfect for dinner.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Keyword chicken, lemon
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 -7
Calories 557kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3-4 pounds of chicken thighs ,skin- on
  • 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning ,adjust to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons Chicken bouillon powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon mustard
  • 1-2 lemon juice
  • 2 cups broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon or more pepper flakes ,optional


  • Trim chicken of excess fat and pat dry with a cloth or paper napkin and salt.
  • Pre- heat oven to 400 Degrees
  • Generously rub both sides with creole  spice blend(salt free) Or your favorite spice mix. If desired this can be done hour before to let it marinate .  If using creole salt, season to taste
  • Add about 1 tablespoon oil  to Dutch oven or oven safe pot/pan , bring to medium heat .  
  • Brown chicken about 3 minutes each side . Be very careful with the chicken, it shouldn’t burn. Remove from the pan and set aside.Clean pan if there are any burns,.
  • If not proceed with onions , garlic , bay leaf, chicken bouillon powder , mustard and paprika . Saute for about 2-3 minutes
  • Then about 2 cups of broth/water , with desired about of lemon juice  cook until the flavors come together 3 minutes. Adjust for seasonings; adding salt and creole seasoning as needed.
  • Place the chicken , together with  chicken drippings back in the cast iron  
  • Bake  400 F degrees for about 18- 20 minutes until chicken is done.Add  about 1 Tablespoon pepper flakes or more.
  • Arrange the chicken on a plate, top with  sauce over it. Garnish with the remaining lemon half and serve.


Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 530mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.9mg