Background and History:
Lemon Garlic Chicken is a delightful and classic dish celebrated for its bright and zesty flavors. While its exact origin remains a culinary mystery, it has become a beloved and timeless recipe cherished in many kitchens.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Zest and juice of 2 lemons
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and dried oregano.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
- In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
- Return the cooked chicken to the skillet.
- Add lemon zest and lemon juice, allowing the sauce to simmer for a few minutes until it thickens and coats the chicken.
- Garnish with fresh parsley.
- Serve your Lemon Garlic Chicken hot, drizzling the flavorful sauce over the chicken.
Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)
- Calories: 250
- Protein: 30g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fat: 11g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 1g
- This dish pairs perfectly with sides like roasted vegetables or a simple salad.
- Adjust the level of garlic and lemon to suit your taste preferences.
- Lemon Garlic Chicken is a quick and elegant option for a weeknight dinner.
Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.