Lemon Garlic Chicken

Some days, trying to figure out what to make for dinner can seem like a herculean task! On days that are like that, I like to fall back on tried and true simple recipes. One’s that you know everybody likes and that are simple and quick to make. One of my go-to recipes is Lemon Garlic Chicken. It only requires a few basic ingredients that you probably already have at home and it tastes delicious!

Lemon Garlic Chicken IG


Lemon Garlic Chicken Ingredients

4 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
4-6 cloves of garlic (depending on how garlicky you like things)
3 Tbsp of olive oil
1 Tbsp of water
1/4-1/2 tsp of salt
3 tsp dried oregano
4 chicken breasts (I only had boneless, but it tastes even better if you make it with bone-in chicken)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put all the ingredients (except the chicken) into the blender and puree it.
3. Pour the marinade over the chicken and mix it in until all the chicken is covered.

Lemon Garlic Chicken Marinade
4. Place the chicken (bone side down) on a lined baking sheet and let it cook for 25-30 minutes. (I flipped the chicken pieces over after about 20 minutes.)
(This recipe also tastes amazing if you cook in on the BBQ, bone side down.)

And that’s it, you have a delicious and very simple recipe ready for dinner! I like serving this with Greek Quinoa Salad. And it’s perfect leftovers for the next day’s lunch.

Lemon Garlic Chicken with quinoa

17 thoughts on “Lemon Garlic Chicken

  1. That looks yummy Salma!!!! We love chicken in our house. I’ll have to try this. Love how you served it with quinoa.

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  2. I’ve never tried lemon and garlic chicken. I do like garlic… mmm. Thanks for sharing this at A Humble Bumble. 🙂

  3. This is such a great recipe! It was so good! Got asked for second helpings AND if there was extra for lunch the following day 🙂
    Big hit! Really easy (even for someone as domestically-challenged as me….food processors are great inventions).
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Hi, I was wondering if you’ve ever tried to make these on the grill? If so, how did they come out? I’ve been struggling with a lemon chicken recipe for a long long time. Here in Sacramento we have an import store that has a deli with the most perfectly marinated chicken and I’ve been trying to duplicate it. no luck so far. Thank you for any advice you have.

    1. We have cooked them on the the bbq and they tasted delicious. If you’re going to do it on the bbq, it works well if you buy chicken breast with bone. I hope that was helpful Zia!

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