Basil & Salt’s Lemony Chicken Thighs with Tzatziki

Chicken thighs are seared to perfection in a blend of lemon-infused olive oil and butter, resulting in crispy golden skin. The combination of flavors will transport you to sun-drenched Mediterranean shores.

Terra Delyssa lemon-infused organic extra virgin olive oil adds a burst of citrusy freshness to this dish. Its vibrant lemon flavor perfectly complements the seared chicken thighs and brings a subtle richness to every bite.

At Basil & Salt Magazine, we believe in the power of bringing people together through exceptional food experiences. Our partnership with Farm Fresh Northwest ensures that every ingredient used in this recipe is of the highest quality, promoting sustainability and supporting local farmers.

So, gather your friends, set a beautiful table adorned with summer blooms, and let the aromas of lemony chicken thighs and tzatziki fill the air. Revel in the joy of conversation, laughter, and the shared appreciation of these incredible flavors. Experience the magic of a summer gathering, where every bite is a celebration of friendship and the bountiful flavors of the season.

Lemony Chicken Thighs with Tzatziki

With Roasted Vegetables (optional)


For the Chicken

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Terra Delyssa lemon-infused organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Garnish

  • Fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the tzatziki sauce—Greek yogurt, diced cucumber, minced garlic, lemon juice, fresh dill, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the butter and lemon-infused olive oil to the skillet. Once the butter has melted, place the chicken thighs skin side down and sear for about 5-6 minutes until the skin turns golden brown and crispy. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and thinly sliced red onion. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant and slightly softened.
  6. Return the seared chicken thighs to the skillet, skin side up. Place the skillet in the preheated oven and roast for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  7. While the chicken is roasting, prepare the roasted vegetables. In a large baking dish, arrange the lemon slices, carrot matchsticks, cherry tomatoes, red onion wedges, and zucchini rounds. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat the vegetables evenly.
  8. Place the baking dish in the oven alongside the chicken and roast for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized.
  9. Remove the chicken and roasted vegetables from the oven. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.
  10. To plate the dish, create a bed of roasted vegetables on a serving platter. Place the seared chicken thighs on top. Drizzle some tzatziki sauce over the chicken and garnish with fresh parsley.
  11. Serve the Lemon-Infused Olive Oil Seared Chicken Thighs with Tzatziki Sauce and Roasted Vegetables immediately and enjoy!

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