Lemon Chicken Recipes

Got lemons? Make chicken! It will brighten the flavor of chicken, even acts as a tenderizer. With dozens of recipes to look at, you're sure to find a favorite.

Staff Picks

Lemon Chicken I

Rating: 3.82 stars
Easy recipe - serve with baked potato or rice.

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken

Rating: 4.22 stars
I learned to make this when I was vacationing in Bermuda after high school. It has been 18 years, and this is still one of our favorite dishes ever! My children ALL love it - from the toddler to the teen! And it's so easy that even my non-cooking husband can whip this up! The longer you marinate the chicken, the better it is!

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Rating: 4.76 stars
I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my go-to entrees, and not just for big, fat weddings. It's a proven crowd-pleaser, simple to make, and easy on the wallet.

Garlic-Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

Rating: 4.61 stars
Not your everyday chicken dish! Stuffed with Cheddar and cream cheeses, then drenched with a garlic-lemon-butter sauce, your friends and family will be begging you to make this recipe - believe me, I know!

Fig and Lemon Chicken

Rating: 4.13 stars
Chicken thighs roasted with figs and lemon slices in a lemon, vinegar and brown sugar glaze. Easy, delicious and if you don't feel the sauce is enough it can easily be doubled.

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken II

Rating: 4.16 stars
Seasoned, browned chicken breasts slow cooked with lemon juice, garlic, and chicken bouillon. A wonderful 'fix and forget' recipe that is easy and pleases just about everyone. Great served with rice or pasta, or even alone.

Moroccan Chicken with Saffron and Preserved Lemon

Rating: 4.8 stars
Chicken thighs full of spice and amazing scents to take you right to the Mediterranean. Great with quinoa or brown rice and lots green veggies.

Braise-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Carrots

Rating: 4.92 stars
A spatchcock chicken sits atop a simple broth with carrots, onion, and lemon, creating a delicious gravy while roasting.

Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Rating: 4.58 stars
A rich chicken dish, perfect for a special meal.

Parmesan-Crusted Lemon-Pepper Chicken

Rating: 4.3 stars
This dish was a great hit with my family. Even my 2-year-old loved it and he's a very picky eater. The lemon in this chicken dish gives it a great zing. Serve with rice pilaf and steamed garlic green beans and you've got a delicious meal.

My Best Chicken Piccata

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is the most requested dish by my teens' friends! Great even as leftovers, if there ever are any! Best served with a risotto or fettucine alfredo with a side of broccoli. Not for the diet conscious!

Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.83 stars
Tender dark-meat chicken thighs and drumsticks baked in a rich, creamy white sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken
Rating: Unrated
"This is darn good. I followed advice and cut the butter with olive oil. My guests loved it!" – SteveB
Simple Lemon Herb Chicken
Rating: Unrated
These quick-cooking chicken breasts are perfect for topping salads, pastas, or enjoying in sandwiches.

Better than Cracker Barrel® Chicken 'n Dumplings

Rating: 4.12 stars

My Grandma grew up on a farm and this was her recipe - no shortcuts but still pretty easy. For best results you must use a whole chicken and flour. You can also use some chicken stock for added flavor. The trick is the lemon which makes the chicken tender and adds flavor to the soup. Leftovers won't last very long with this.