Lemon Thyme Chicken Tenders
Sauteed chicken tenders get a flavor boost from fresh lemon and thyme. Great as a main meal or as a salad topper.
Sauteed chicken tenders get a flavor boost from fresh lemon and thyme. Great as a main meal or as a salad topper.
My family thought this was really good. I did not have fresh garlic or thyme so I used 1 tbsp garlic powder and 1 tbsp dried thyme. Also, I did not have a fresh lemon on hand, so no lemon zest. However, we found that it had a great lemony flavor without the zest. Very flavorful, but I'm sure it would have been even better with fresh ingredients. Did I forget to mention this recpe is SUPER EASY AND QUICK!! 5 stars!Read More
My family thought this was really good. I did not have fresh garlic or thyme so I used 1 tbsp garlic powder and 1 tbsp dried thyme. Also, I did not have a fresh lemon on hand, so no lemon zest. However, we found that it had a great lemony flavor without the zest. Very flavorful, but I'm sure it would have been even better with fresh ingredients. Did I forget to mention this recpe is SUPER EASY AND QUICK!! 5 stars!
Easy to make and lightly flavored chicken. Did not have lemon zest, flavored cooking spray, or fresh thyme (used jar) but came out great. We'll make these more!
Very easy to make and the chicken was so flavorful! I served this with angel hair pasta and alfredo sauce. Delicious!
Like many others,I didn't have the fresh garlic,thyme,or lemon zest. I used 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tsp ground thyme & abt 2tsp lemon pepper. Olive oil was also substituted with canola oil....yet it STILL came out Fabulous~! Marinated the chicken for close to 30 minutes as I prepared the alfredo pasta..then baked chicken @ 350 for 30 minutes. It was an amazing combo!
Very good! I used the recipe, but instead of cooking in a skillet, we took it outside to grill. I made kabobs with onion and green peppers to separate the chicken and it turned out great!
these came out nice and light but flavorful.. i marinated for about an hour and used sliced up chicken breast.. bf cooked these on the george foreman.. ty for the recipe
We have a bumper crop of thyme this year, so I've been searching out recipes that feature it. These tenders turns out delicious! I made a few changes to the recipe: doubled the amount of fresh garlic, added a couple slices worth of freshly ground bread crumbs (for crunch), and cooked indoors on a grill pan. These turned out crispy and savory! My fiancée is a picky eater and he raved about them. Will definitely make again...quick and tasty! I served with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies.
Very tasty chicken!!! Used leftovers with pasta and pesto the next day.
Very good. I used chicken breast instead of tenders though and ran into the issue of one of the breasts being too thick. It was a bit dry but that was my own fault. The recipe was great! Will definitely use it again!
I made a pan sauce with the leftover marinade and a bit of white wine... Great recipe, can use boneless skinless breasts and thighs as well.
I'd give this 3 1/2 stars if I could. This was really very lemony. I do enjoy lemon, but this much lemon was a bit much. My husband really didn't care for this and didn't finish his. I might try this again, but cut the lemon juice by half and just let them marinate for two or three minutes.
Followed the recipe. We liked it. It was quick, easy and tasty as is.
My husband and I made this together and it was so easy and tasted like we were in a 4 star restaraunt. This is a definate keeper. Enjoy!!!
My family (four year old and six year old included) LOVED this! Instead of sauteing we threaded the chicken on skewers and grilled it. Amazing! Served with rice and grilled zucchini (which we marinated separately in the same thyme lemon marinade).
this came out really well. i added extra lemon juice (didn't want to waste the 1/2 of a lemon) and it was a bit too lemony for me but my husband really liked it
Excellant! Reduced calculted recipe to "two" Used one large boneless chicken breast for three people. Pounded it out for even cooking. Did not have fresh lemon juice so used bottled and increased the "calulated garlic" to one whole clove and then marintaed for about 30 mins. while I prepared rest of dinner. Fantastic! Served with roasted root veggies and steamed brussel sprouts, all fresh from the garden. Nothing better!
Have made this as written and was great and have also used fresh rosemary and was just as good
It was okay. Family ate it but probably won't ever make again. Could taste the thyme and lemon easily, there just seemed to be something lacking.
Very flavorful and easy! My first time growing lemon-thyme and using it and I am in love!! I used chicken breasts, marinated like the recipe said, then place the chicken in a glass baking dish. I poured the marinade over the chicken and baked at 375 for 35 minutes. Will definitely serve again!
Great flavor! My entire family loved it. We baked it in 350 degree oven instead, but it was really good.
Always use FRESH lemon! It was just the right amount of tang and seasoning. Make sure not to overcook. I served these alongside a tossed green salad with lots of colorful ingredients tossed with homemade italian dressing and a dollop of egg and olive salad on the top. One of my favorite easy suppers now. So yummy!
Amazing flavor. This is now my go-to chicken recipe.
I was looking for something quick and easy to make with my chicken tenderloins, and this fit the bill to a "T"! Like many others, I had to rely on the dry goods in my pantry (dried thyme and garlic powder, no lemon zest), but it still turned out great! Even my finicky kids loved the chicken! This recipe is a definite keeper!
I made the recipe just as directed with one exception of letting the tenders marinate for a couple of hours as I like intense lemon flavor. The result was not over powering. Served with mashed parsnips, green beans and carrots.
TERRIFIC!!! Very fresh and tangy. Kids loved it! A little strong on lemon flavor, but next time might try to cut that with a little soy sauce or honey, ... Or both!
This is definitely a winner. It is easy to make and the chicken stays moist. My husband, who is kind of picky, loved it. I will be making this again for sure.
Really good, easy recipe. Family loved it. Definitely adding this to the dinner rotation.
Sooo good...but I love lemon. Husband who is pickey also liked it!!!
Excellent quick and easy summer dinner with a salad. Low calorie too!
Absolutely delicious! I made with half the amount of meat suggested but with the same amount for all other ingredients. I also cut the chicken into chunks. Wonderful! Will likely make this a 2x per month dish.
The tenders were juicy, but lacking in flavor.
I love how easy it was to make this. Most of the ingredients are a staple in my kitchen. I didn't have any lemons so there was no zest but it still was delicious. I'm not sure how long I ended up marinating it because I got a little distracted when I was prepping for dinner but they were delightfully tender and they got the hubby seal of approval. I will be making these again in the future.
I cooked this for my family this weekend and they just love it!! I did substitue fresh tyme for dried tyhme, everything else I followed the recipe. Most definitely will be cooking this simple yet very delicious dish
Quick and easy. My 16 year old son made it for me tonight. He used dried thyme and added some lemon pepper for more flavor. Delicious!
We loved these tenders! I used breasts and boneless thighs strips and dredged them in a flour/breadcrumb coating to seal in the garlic and herbs.
DELICIOUS! Didn't have lemon zest but didn't really need it. I paired it with "Creamy Linguine for Two" ( recipe you can find here, just do a search) The chicken can also be put in a salad! Yummy!!
Very easy, healthy and tasty! My husband loved it.
Wanted something to use my fresh thyme growing in the garden. This was yummy! Will be making again!
Easy and delicious recipe
Very good! This is becoming a staple in my house. I split two large boneless skinless breasts in half and marinated in 1/2 c. lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, tablespoon olive oil, fresh and dried thyme, and approximately 2 teaspoons lemon zest. I marinated for about 1h, but I wish I would have had a bit longer. Depending on the thickness of your chicken breast, stovetop grilling takes 5-6 min.
I thought it was pretty good; the family didn’t care for it. Kids said it was “sour”—I guess they didn’t appreciate the strong lemon flavor. If I would’ve had some ranch for them to dip it in though, they probably would’ve been sold. Also worth mentioning, I didn’t have fresh thyme so I had to use 3/4 tsp dried.
Very good. I recommend marinating longer than 5 minutes for better flavor throughout. Needed to cook for closer to 4.5 minutes per side. First batch looked good but could have been cooked longer. Heat adjustment could obviously fix this, but the lower flame gave it the perfect browning.
Family loved it! I used dried thyme because I didn't have fresh, and I used olive oil to rub the inside of my cast iron frying pan. It turned out very well.
Overall, pretty good! I I used lemon pepper in place of black pepper. I served with quinoa and sautéed zucchini.
I liked it & so did my husband. I would make this again in the future.
tender but not very flavorful. Will not make again. Did not turn our brown and delicious looking, like picture.
This recipe is really lemony just the way my hubby and I like it. Easy to make, lots of flavor.
Really good. I used dried thyme and dried lemon zest. Marinated 10 minutes, cooked four minutes on one side, turned the meat over and added the remaining marinade to the pan and cooked the tenders the remaining four minutes. Served with brown rice and steamed broccoli.
I marinated the chicken a couple of hours, came out delicious!
the lemon flavoring is much stronger than the other flavors. so I'd add honey to the seasoning or more thyme
Easy and yummy!
AMAZING!! I am on weight watchers and always looking for something special for chicken. AND I have a ton of Meyers lemons so this was just a win win for me!! Juicy, delicious, light, wonderful. Thanks!!
Really, really good. I didn't use fresh thyme but it tasted excellent. Will use this again. Very easy and good.
I’m glad I tasted the marinade before adding the chicken because the lemon overpowered the other ingredients. I had to add a little more olive oil, garlic & thyme to get a better balance. I pan fried the chicken which turned out very light & tender. I will make this again using less lemon juice than was called for in this recipe.
Like other reviewers, I sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts, used dried thyme since I didn’t have any fresh and skipped the lemon zest (no time). I marinated the chicken 30 minutes then threaded it on skewers and grilled them. Delicious! This will become a summer staple!
Easy and delicious. Fresh thyme leaves add a distinct flavor.
I didn't have fresh spices - so used a tablespoon of garlic powder and a tablespoon of thyme. I used 1/4 cup of bottled lemon juice. It was delicious! I think I will cut back just a tad on the lemon juice next time - but even with the dried spices it was very good. Thanks.
I had 1/2 pound of chicken tenders so I adjusted the recipe except for the lemon. I had an old lonely lemon in fridge but fresh thyme from my garden. I had jar minced garlic and used that. I adjusted it to 1/2 for everything and it was great. Took a little longer to cook than stated but still a nice quick dinner.
these were lovely and fresh-tasting. Nice for a spring meal.
I first soaked my tenders in a brine. I add the thyme there instead of in the marinate. My 20 year old niece wants to eat it everyday!! I also skewed them and cooked them on the grill!
I also should have added to my rating that this was not only very easy and tasty but it is easily made in the oven.....made it even easier!
I found this recipe when I was searching for something to make
Delicious!! Didn’t have lemon zest so added a little lemon pepper seasoning. There turned out great! My mom even liked them and she doesn’t like anything new!!
Delicious and easy. I had, no thyme, so I substituted dried tarragon, about a tsp, which was wonderful. I will definitely make this again.
Served over a crisp tossed salad with olive oil lemon dressing. Delicious and low calorie.
This was very good even though I used dried thyme - just a pinch. Marinated only 1/2 an hour and the flavor was great. Wonderful leftovers. I used chicken tenderloins.
Not that thyme-y, but definitely lemony. Just tasted ok.
This was a lovely light meal! I used lemon thyme from my garden and when I put the chicken in the pan to sear on the first side, I added some smoked paprika also the rest of the marinate. It came out soooo juicy with a little Smokey flavor. I paired it with steamed Brussels Sprouts and some garden rice. I will definitely make this again. Thin bone-in pork chops I’m thinking next.
Nice change. Very lemony, but not in a bad way. Tenders came out juicy, which I was pleasantly surprised considering they were cooked in a frying pan. I used real thyme and minced garlic. Used only lemon juice since I didn't have real lemons. There was a lot of marinade left, so I added mushrooms to the mix and then cooked them after tenders were done. Too lemony, so next time I'll either add some butter or just use less marinade. Super easy and quick!
Very easy to make, left in lemon about 15 minutes, a bit too long next time will take out after 5 minutes.
Easy, easy (!), flavorful weeknight dinner! My husband and daughter loved it! Served with leftover potato salad from our weekend BBQ and broccoli. Thank you for sharing this recipe!