Hello, my kitchen rockstars! How about embarking on a delicious culinary adventure that’ll tantalize both your palate and your kitchen skills? Yes, we are diving into the magic of marinade with a taste-bud-teasing Lemon Chicken recipe!

Imagine this: The kitchen is a symphony of tantalizing scents, as the tangy aroma of fresh lemons infuses the air and succulent chicken sizzles to perfection on the grill. Fresh herbs pirouette in your pan, releasing their captivating fragrance and enhancing the culinary experience.

photo of cooked lemon chicken

The texture of the chicken is a masterpiece of balance – a delightfully crispy exterior gives way to a tender, juicy interior that practically melts in your mouth. As you savor a bite, the harmonious blend of lemony zest and savory chicken creates a symphony of flavors that is truly unforgettable.

Salivating already? Wait until you try this at home! Now let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to rock the marinade in this easy, zesty, and delicious Lemon Chicken recipe.

lemon chicken and broccoli on a skillet

Lemon Chicken recipe

Our Lemon Chicken recipe yields a flavorful and moist dish that's perfect for a quick and easy dinner. You'll get a generous serving of chicken breasts marinated in a zesty lemon mixture, cooked to perfection and served with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.
The dish is not only delicious but also visually appealing, with its bright yellow color and aromatic herbs garnishing the plate. The marinade, made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and herbs, gives the chicken a burst of flavor that's both tangy and savory.
The dish is easy to make and requires minimal preparation, making it perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Plus, it's a one-pot meal, so you'll have minimal cleanup to do afterward!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American— with a hint of Mediterranean flavors
Servings 4
Calories 360 kcal


  • Large skillet or Dutch oven
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Tongs or skewers (optional)


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes optional
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli optional


  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
    photo of raw chicken breast
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the butter to the skillet and let it melt.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Add the cooked chicken back into the skillet and spoon some of the lemon butter sauce over the top of each breast.
  • Cover the skillet and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is fully coated.
  • Serve the chicken with a side of mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, if desired.
    photo of lemon chicken with brocolli


Nutritional Facts per Portion (approx.):
Calories: 360
Protein: 40g
Fat: 18g
Carbohydrates: 20g
Keyword Chiken, lemon

Recommended Pairing Drink:

Pair your Lemon Chicken with an aromatic Chardonnay.

Recommended Pairing Dish:

Complement the meal with a cool Greek salad to balance the rich flavors.

Useful Tips:

  • Make sure to use fresh lemons for the marinade, as it will give the chicken a more vibrant flavor.
  • Don’t overcrowd the skillet when cooking the chicken, as it may cause the chicken to steam instead of sear.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving to retain juices.
  • Marinate the chicken overnight for a deeper flavor.

You’ll be rewarded with a platter of gorgeous, golden-brown, juicy chunks of chicken, soaked in a zesty lemon marinade. The tantalizing aroma, the beautiful color, the succulent bite – it’s pure bliss in every mouthful.

Lemon chicken and broccoli
Experience culinary joy with our juicy, tangy Lemon Chicken Recipe. This star dish is quick, easy, and most importantly, packed with fantastic flavor!


Can I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts?

Yes, you can! Chicken thighs have a higher fat content, which will make the dish even more tender and juicy.

Can I substitute the rosemary and thyme with other herbs?

Yes, you can! Feel free to experiment with different herbs like parsley, basil, or oregano to give the dish a unique flavor.

Can I make the mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli ahead of time?

Yes, you can! Simply cook the potatoes and broccoli in advance and reheat them when you’re ready to serve.

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