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Easy Lemon and Herb Blackened Chicken

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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"A very flavorful lemon chicken. Easy to prepare and quick to cook. Serve with rice, salad, or potatoes and a green vegetable."
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Ingredients

2 h 15 m servings 237
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Whisk 1 cup lemon juice, olive oil, and marjoram together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add chicken and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat. Cook chicken in hot oil until almost burned on each side and no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle chicken breasts with remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If preferred you can cook the chicken for the last few minutes in the marinade; just make sure the marinade comes to a boil.
  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 237 calories; 11.7 6.5 26.8 72 64 Full nutrition

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The flavors were good - lemon was prominent but not overpowering, and the seasoning tasted good with the lemon. These came out moist and tender. The only changes I made were to marinate it in ...

Very flavorful! I added a little basil but that was really the only change I made. Leftovers were great on salad the next day.

Wont use the maranade at the end but will make this regularly.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed a recipe that called for no salt or pepper! After reading the other review by Jacolyn, I too used a Ziploc bag to marinate the chicken. The second time I made ...