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

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; 11.7 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 64 mg sodium. 6.5 g carbohydrates; 26.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
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 a freezer ziplock bag because I feel that coats the chicken better and to use garlic-infused grape seed oil in the marinade because I ran out of olive oil. This is a simple recipe perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. I threw the chicken in the marinade before the gym and cooked chicken for 10 minutes after the gym. I could have maybe cooked it another minute on each side for an even darker color but it was still very tasty! Served with a side of Thin Spaghetti with Garlic Red Pepper and Olive Oil (see other recipe from AR). I will definitely make this chicken again soon! Read More
(7)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
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 a freezer ziplock bag because I feel that coats the chicken better and to use garlic-infused grape seed oil in the marinade because I ran out of olive oil. This is a simple recipe perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. I threw the chicken in the marinade before the gym and cooked chicken for 10 minutes after the gym. I could have maybe cooked it another minute on each side for an even darker color but it was still very tasty! Served with a side of Thin Spaghetti with Garlic Red Pepper and Olive Oil (see other recipe from AR). I will definitely make this chicken again soon! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
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 a freezer ziplock bag because I feel that coats the chicken better and to use garlic-infused grape seed oil in the marinade because I ran out of olive oil. This is a simple recipe perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. I threw the chicken in the marinade before the gym and cooked chicken for 10 minutes after the gym. I could have maybe cooked it another minute on each side for an even darker color but it was still very tasty! Served with a side of Thin Spaghetti with Garlic Red Pepper and Olive Oil (see other recipe from AR). I will definitely make this chicken again soon! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2014
Very flavorful! I added a little basil but that was really the only change I made. Leftovers were great on salad the next day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2015
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 it I did a variation by sprinkling lemon pepper on the chicken after removing it from the marinade. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2015
Wont use the maranade at the end but will make this regularly. Read More