two juicy looking chicken thighs on a plate with green beans and corn on the cob.

Lemon & Paprika Baked Chicken

This Lemon & Paprika Baked Chicken is an easy and juicy dinner recipe that’s done in 30 minutes! It is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

If you’re after a quick and easy dinner recipe, you can’t go past this baked chicken! Made with fresh lemon juice and basic spices, it’s the ultimate last minute meal!

I love this recipe because it basically goes perfectly served along side anything, like my Warm Zucchini Salad or even a simple mashed potato and veg! Whatever you serve this chicken with, it’s going to be good!


How to Make Lemon & Paprika Baked Chicken

When I said this was an easy recipe, I meant it. Literally all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in a bowl, toss to coat in marinade and then bake for 30 minutes. That’s what I call winner, winner chicken dinner!

Another great thing about this baked chicken recipe is that it uses everyday ingredients that you probably already have.

Chicken Thighs – I used bone-in chicken thighs but you can also use boneless if you prefer. I do however find thighs to be a lot juicier than breasts.

Lemon Juice

Olive Oil – you can substitute olive oil for any other neutral cooking oil like canola, avocado or vegetable.

Paprika – I used normal paprika in this dish, but you can use smoked paprika for a nice smokey flavour.


What To Serve With Baked Chicken

As I mentioned earlier, just about anything you serve along side this chicken is going to be great! Here are a few of my favourites…

Lemon & Paprika Baked Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 large chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place chicken thighs in a large bowl and add lemon juice, oil, paprika and garlic powder. Toss chicken through marinade and place on prepared tray.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve.

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