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Lemon Chicken in a cast-iron skillet
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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Chicken
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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).

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Nutrition

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