Lemon garlic chicken is a dish made with chicken breasts that have been marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. The chicken is then grilled, baked or pan-fried until cooked through, tender, and juicy. The dish can be served with a variety of sides, such as vegetables, rice, or pasta.
To make lemon garlic chicken, you will need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. First, prepare the marinade by combining the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Next, add the chicken to the marinade, making sure each piece is coated well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
When you’re ready to cook the chicken, preheat your grill, oven, or pan to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the excess marinade. Place the chicken on the grill or in the oven, and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. If cooking in a pan, cook for 6-8 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through cooking.
Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. The lemon garlic chicken can be served with a variety of sides, such as roasted vegetables, rice, or pasta. The dish is a flavorful and healthy option that’s easy to prepare and perfect for a weeknight dinner.