Lemon Cilantro Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lemon Cilantro Chicken Recipe
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Lemon Cilantro Chicken

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"Roasted chicken breasts with potato slices marinated in lemon juice and fresh cilantro."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  1. Marinate the chicken in a mixture of 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1/2 of the chopped cilantro for 1 hour.
  2. Mix the rest of the chopped cilantro with the remaining lemon juice. Add the lemon pepper seasoning and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon olive oil into the bottom of a 9 X 12 inch glass baking pan. Layer the potatoes and the chicken in the dish. Pour lemon pepper mixture over. Cover.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake for 10 minutes more.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 15, 2004

We really liked this, although took the advice from the previous reviewer and cut back on the juice and lemon pepper a bit. We also boiled the potato slices for about 4 minutes before we put them in the pan, and they turned out perfectly. The chicken comes out very tender, and with a good flavor. If you want some color on the chicken, you'd better brush it with a bit of butter after you uncover it, and then bake it for the 10 uncovered minutes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 19, 2007

Ohh I really wanted this to work. I love cilantro and lemon chicken but this was just to much. To much cilantro, to much lemon. Funny thing is I even halfed everything and still to much. I soaked the potatoes and they still didn't cook right. I did not care for this recipe.

May 17, 2010

Took the advice of two reviewers and 1) prepared this on the stovetop and 2) sprinkled Old Bay seasoning on the whole chicken breast prior to browning in a combo of butter and olive oil. I boiled new red potatoes and added them to the skillet to absorb the flavors of the lemon juice and cilantro.

Feb 08, 2010

OMG...This was an absolutely delish recipe....yes we cut the lemon juice down and I added extra cilantro. I also sprinkled Old Bay over it all instead of using lemon-pepper, and it was so yum...even the kiddos loved it...I recommend this to anyone who loves chicken.

May 19, 2008

I've tried several recipes before with meat and potatoes in the same dish, and the potatoes are always undercooked unless I cook them prior to putting in the pan with the rest of the ingredients. So that's what I did--I cubed the potatoes instead of slicing, and cooked in microwave about six minutes until they were practically cooked. I then just added to the chicken, coated with the mixture and baked as directed. I like the flavors in this recipe, but they are strong. So if you aren't a big fan of lemon or lemon pepper, I wouldn't try this. To be fair, though, I did marinate my chicken overnight bc it was frozen, so I defrosted it in the lemon cilantro marinade. Also, I think this makes a lot. I scaled down to one serving but only used one chicken breast bc bf is gone this week, and I have enough for leftovers. Thanks for the recipe!

Jan 07, 2004

I made this recipe minus the pepper... and it was fine. I do not know that that reviewer who gave it a 1 was thinking!

Jun 06, 2011

I made these into skewers and cooked them on the barbeque. Was a big hit.

Mar 29, 2011

Too Much cilantro & lemon over powrerd the chicken & potatoes!


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  • Calories
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.3 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 47 g
  • 94%
  • Sodium
  • 370 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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