Quick and Easy Lemon Chicken
This Quick and Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe requires only a handful of pantry ingredients, but don't let the simplicity fool you. It's also outrageously delicious!
Servings: 4 Servings
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 lemons juiced (1/2 cup)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Place chicken breasts in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Pour in lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper, basil, oregano, and salt. Shake it a bit so all the chicken get covered.
Let marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
Heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and place directly into the hot skillet. Discard any remaining marinade.
Cook chicken 6 to 7 minutes per side, flipping halfway through. Continue cooking until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Serve hot. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and lemon slices (optional).
Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.2mg