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Crispy Rhubarb Lemon Chicken Bake

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5


This Lemon Chicken Bake makes an easy one pan meal! A tangy rhubarb marinade caramelizes the chicken. Lemon and crispy Rhubarb shavings to top! Gluten free and Paleo friendly.


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup creamy balsamic dressing or vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup tangy BBQ sauce (gluten free)

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 -3 rhubarb stalks, shaved/peeled (Keep the shavings for topping)

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

For the Lemon Chicken bake and Crispy Rhubarb:

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs (about 5 small thighs)

  • 1 lemon

  • Olive oil as needed for the skillet and to toss rhubarb shavings

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste

  • Rhubarb shavings

  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon lemon garlic seasoning or lemon pepper

  • 1 cup pearled onions

  • Pinch of tarragon leaves or thyme to garnish



Feel free to add in any other veggies while the chicken is baking, too. Just place them on another pan with olive oil. I used broccolini.

The thicker rhubarb shavings will take longer to get crispy. So, check on them after 10 minutes of baking. If the shavings are thin, they will get crispy in less than 15 minutes.

NUTRITION shown is for one chicken thigh with marinade sauce, onion, and crispy rhubarb.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: main, dinner
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 thigh
  • Calories: 262
  • Sugar: 11.4g
  • Sodium: 453mg
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.5g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 23.4g
  • Cholesterol: 102mg

Keywords: chicken bake, paleo chicken dinner, lemon chicken, one pan meals