Lemon Chicken

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Chicken marinated in lemon

You don’t need expensive ingredients to prepare a flavorful and delicious chicken dish. The trick is to marinate the chicken ahead of time so that the lemon and spices infuse the meat. Serve with pasta, rice, or cauliflower rice.

Prep time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Yield

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Juice of 2 lemons
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
4 lemon slices (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper, basil, oregano, and salt in a resealable gallon-size plastic bag. Add chicken breasts to bag and shake to coat. Marinate in the fridge at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet; discard marinade. Cook 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees using an instant-read thermometer.
  3. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices, if desired.

Marinade time: 30 minutes – 8 hours

Total time: 25 minutes + marinating time

Nutritional Information

Calories

350 calories

Carbohydrates

2g

Fat

13g

Fiber

0g

Protein

53g

Saturated Fat

2.5g

Sodium

360mg

Sugar

1g