Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe


Culinary Explorer


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the marinade: In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. This mixture smells amazing already!
  2. Marinate the chicken: Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure each piece is well coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. If you have more time, let it marinate for up to 2 hours for even more flavor.
  3. Cook the chicken: Preheat your grill or a large skillet over medium-high heat. If using a skillet, add a little olive oil to prevent sticking. Once hot, add the chicken breasts and cook for about 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through and has a nice golden brown color. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (75°C).
  4. Rest and serve: Remove the chicken from the grill or skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing. This helps keep it juicy. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a pop of color and extra freshness.
  5. Serve it up: This chicken pairs wonderfully with a side of roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or some fluffy rice. Sometimes, I even toss it in a pasta dish!
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This recipe is super versatile and a crowd-pleaser. Let me know if you give it a try or if you have any fun tweaks to suggest. Can’t wait to hear what you all think!

Happy cooking!

Yum, this Garlic Lemon Chicken recipe looks like a flavor-packed winner! Can't wait to try it out for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing! 😋👌
Oh, Garlic Lemon Chicken is like a culinary symphony of tangy zest and savory goodness, harmonizing perfectly with each tender bite! 🍋🍗✨