Simple Lemon-Herb Chicken


Lemon-herb chicken is a simple, quick, and delicious dish. All you need are a few herbs, a lemon, and of course, the chicken! The amount of spices are completely up to you. You can add more or less according to your taste.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced, divided

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pinch dried oregano

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Place chicken in a bowl; pour 1/2 of the lemon juice over top and season with salt.

  2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add chicken to the hot oil, along with the remaining lemon juice and oregano. Season with pepper. Sauté until golden brown and the juices run clear, 5 to 10 minutes per side.

  3. Serve with parsley for garnish.

    Two white plates of pan-fried chicken breasts and spaghetti noodles garnished with lemon slices and parsley
    Simple Lemon-Herb Chicken . Allrecipes

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in ingredient amounts, yield, and method when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
9g Fat
8g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 81mg 403%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 543mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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