lemon chicken

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The convenience of take-out and local neighborhood spots in New York often make home cooking unappealing, especially during those busier weeks when work seems endless.  But then, there are times when I’m able to put together recipes like this on a whim that remind how much I love experimenting with flavors, and more importantly how easy it is to cook up something healthy without sacrificing flavor.

Even though chicken may seem like the most basic of ingredients, it’s also that difficult to perfect.  I normally follow the 9-minute chicken — you know the one where you dredge, brown, flip, cover, and cook for 9 minutes — but also love this recipe packed with flavor and a kick.  Best of all, my new cookware gave the perfect char and cooked it through in under 10 minutes.  TIP:  Try serving this  salads, a bed of rice, or with a side of fresh roast vegetables.


Lemon Chicken
serves 4-6

3 boneless chicken breasts, butterfly
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp crushed red pepper
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp salt

In a bowl, whisk together fresh lemon juice, zest, crush red pepper, garlic, thyme, and salt.  Place chicken in a shallow dish, pour marinade over the top, and turn to coat.  Cover tightly and refrigerate 30 minutes – 2 hours.  Remove from fridge about 30 minutes before cooking.  Cook chicken on skillet grill  for about 10 minutes, flipping each side is golden brown.

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    I love chicken recipes and your seems delicious! I use grated lemon zest in cream sauce for pasta sauce and it tastes amazing so, I am sure I will like your grilled chicken.


  • Aaron Rodger’s blog

    This recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  • Isabel

    I always love coming back and reading your food posts. You have such a good eye and you make food look so good that I can taste it! Is that weird? x

  • Anonymous

    Yum yum yum. I can’t wait to make this!

  • Dallas Zieber

    YUM! Beautiful photos. – Dallas

  • Erin Schuman

    This looks so good! Glad I stumbled onto your blog, love the aesthetic and your photos!

  • Brandon Miller

    I have to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. By the way, I love your food posts.

  • Karen

    Absolutely delicious!

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