9 Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipes You Can't Help But Love

Instant Pot® Keto Chicken Thighs in Lemon-Garlic Cream Sauce
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Few pairings have the delightfully bright and savory quality of lemon and garlic. The warmth of pungent garlic combined with the zesty presence of lemon is a match made in heaven — especially when it comes to chicken. Take your pick from chicken thighs tossed with thyme sprigs and shallots or Cheddar-stuffed breasts topped with seasoned breadcrumbs. We've gathered our best lemon garlic chicken recipes that showcase how these simple ingredients can create magic in your kitchen.

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Kebabs

lemon garlic chicken kebabs
Soup Loving Nicole

"Gorgeous sticky, garlicky chicken kebabs perfect for the barbecue!" says recipe creator primrosey. Chicken breasts are marinated in butter, garlic, and lemon juice for an easy, succulent grilled dish.

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Keto Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer

Keto Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs on lettuce and red cabbage
Buckwheat Queen

This keto-friendly chicken thigh recipe is bursting with tangy, garlic-infused flavor. Just marinate, turn on your air fryer, and get ready for a citrusy crowdpleaser.

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Instant Pot® Chicken in Lemon-Garlic Cream Sauce

Instant Pot® Keto Chicken Thighs in Lemon-Garlic Cream Sauce

Bone-in chicken thighs combine with white wine, heavy cream, and garlic for a decadent dinner option. Create exquisite flavor in under an hour.

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Roasted Lemon, Garlic, and Chicken

Roasted Lemon, Garlic, and Chicken on white platter
Zest to Impress

Dress chicken breasts with sliced lemon, thyme sprigs, and garlic to create this simple but beautifully flavored meal. Serve with pan juices and fresh lemon juice.

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Garlic-Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

Garlic Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

This top-rated lemon chicken dish has hundreds of 5-star ratings and a rich, unbeatable taste. Large chicken breasts are stuffed with Cheddar and cream cheese, then covered in a buttery lemon garlic sauce.

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Instant Pot® Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs with Rice

lemon garlic chicken thighs

Comfort food is made easy in the Instant Pot. Greek seasonings, chicken broth, and minced garlic make this dish more wow-worthy with every bite.

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Quick Chicken Piccata

quick chicken piccata over spaghetti
Sydney Bassing

Lots of lemon and garlic make Chef John's chicken piccata a winner, and more than 1500 rave reviews can't be wrong!

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Crunchy Lemon-Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Crunchy Lemon-Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Light lemon-pepper panko bread crumbs and granulated garlic are the featured ingredients in these crunchy chicken tenders. They're great finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. "Fast to make and live up to the name of crunchy chicken tenders," says thedailygourmet. "They look larger, because they're pounded out. Do not skip the step of pounding the tenders as it helps to cook the tenders quickly! Also make sure you are using a block of Parmesan and not the green bottle stuff. Serve with your favorite sauce (mine is ranch)."

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Lemon and Garlic Chicken Wings

lemon garlic wings with tomato lettuce garnish
Soup Loving Nicole

Enjoy easy, 5-ingredient chicken wings with intensely delicious lemon and garlic flavor. Top things off with chopped fresh parsley for a wonderfully bright finish.

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