Lemon Chicken Recipe

This delicious lemon chicken recipe is easy to make and bursting with flavor. The tangy citrus marinade infuses the chicken with a refreshing taste that pairs perfectly with a variety of side dishes.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 200 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • marinating dish
  • Grill or skillet


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a mixing bowl, combine lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken breasts in a ziplock bag or marinating dish and pour the marinade over them.
  • Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken breasts. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  • Serve hot with your favorite side dishes.



High in protein, rich in vitamin C

Serving Tips:

Serve with rice and steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Tips and Tricks of Recipe:

If using a grill, preheat it before adding the chicken to ensure even cooking.

Variations of Recipe:

Add lemon zest for extra citrus flavor, or substitute dried herbs with fresh herbs for a more vibrant taste.
Keyword Lemon Chicken

5 FAQs & Answers Based on People Also Search For:

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, you can easily swap out chicken thighs for breasts in this recipe.


Can I bake the lemon chicken instead of grilling it?

Yes, you can bake the chicken in the oven at 375°F for about 25-30 minutes.


How long should I marinate the chicken for?

Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes, but overnight for even more flavor.


Can I use fresh lemon juice instead of bottled lemon juice?

Fresh lemon juice will provide a more vibrant citrus flavor to the dish.


What side dishes pair well with lemon chicken?

Rice, roasted vegetables, or a salad are all great options to serve alongside lemon chicken.



This lemon chicken recipe is a versatile and flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Give it a try and enjoy the fresh taste of citrus-infused chicken!