Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

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. Recipes that everybody likes and that are simple and quick to make. One of my go-to recipes is this Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken. It only requires a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen and it tastes delicious!

It’a family-friendly recipes that even the kids will gobble up. Plus it’s perfect for lunch leftovers the next day.

Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken  Recipe

Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

Ingredients for Lemon Garlic Chicken:

– 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 (It works with boneless and bone-in chicken breasts)

Instructions for Lemon Garlic Chicken:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put all the ingredients (except for the chicken) into the blender. Puree until completely blended.

3. Pour the marinade over the chicken and mix it in until all the chicken is covered. (This marinade actually works great with prawns and shrimp too.)

Quick & Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe
4. Place the chicken (bone side down if you’re using bone-in chicken) on a lined baking sheet and let it cook for about 25-30 minutes. I flipped the chicken pieces over after about 20 minutes.
(The lemon garlic chicken also tastes amazing if you cook in on the BBQ, bone side down.)

Once it’s cooked, remove the chicken from the oven. And that’s essentially it. In a few steps you have a delicious and very simple recipe ready for dinner! I like serving the lemon garlic chicken  with Greek Quinoa Salad  or Curried Quinoa. And it’s perfect leftovers for the next day’s lunch.

Quick & Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

17 thoughts on “Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

  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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