YAR (Yet Another Recipe, by request): Mom’s no-name chicken

My mom makes this dish, although she might not admit to it.  And so I am posting this recipe while she is on vacation.  I’ve ruthlessly stolen it.  It has no cutsy name, but suggestions are welcome.  This dish takes a little bit of forethought, but doesn’t take that much effort.


  • Eight chicken thighes on the bone
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp fresh crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Mix lemon juice, pepper, salt, and olive oil in a bowl that is samll enough to submerge chicken.  Add chicken and press down until the marinade covers it. Cover and place in refrigerator.  Marinade for at least 4 hours but no longer than a day.  Consider flipping chicken once, but keep it submerged.

Preheat oven to 180°C with fan, or 195°C without.  Place chicken in a pan, covering with any remaining marinade and cook uncovered for 45 minutes.

Serves four people.

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