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


  • 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.

Thanks to Fresh Finesse

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 149 cals
Kilojoules 624 kJ
Fat 9.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 91 mg
Sodium 505 mg
Carbohydrates 3.0 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 1.1 g
Protein 21.9 g
Calcium 41.0 mg
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