Lemon Garlic Chicken

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.

Serves: 4

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.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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