Basil and Lemon Chicken Thighs

Basil and Lemon Chicken Thighs

This luscious chicken recipe is easy to prepare and makes a great meal!


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins

Yield: 4 x thighs

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe Quick And Easy Recipe

Ingredients Convert to Imperial

  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets (about 4 oz. each, raw wt.)
  • 1 grated lemon rind from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 Tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 dash freshly ground black pepper, or to taste


In a small bowl, combine the mustard and yogurt. Place chicken thighs in a covered oven-proof dish (at least 1 1/2" deep). Pour yogurt mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with lemon rind, juice and chopped basil. Add black pepper to taste. Cover.

Bake in a moderately hot 375ºF oven for 25 minutes.


Serve with a fresh green salad and baked or boiled baby red potatoes, if desired.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.


If making this recipe for more than 4 servings, bake in 2"+ deep oven-proof dish, since there will be ample remaining liquid from the chicken and lemon juice.

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