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Lemon Marinated Chicken Recipe
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Lemon Marinated Chicken

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"Chicken breasts are marinated in a tangy, zesty lemon sauce in this delicious recipe."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    5 hrs


  1. In a bowl, mix the lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, paprika, pepper, onion, and lemon zest. Place chicken in a medium baking dish. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover dish with aluminum foil, and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Place covered baking dish in the preheated oven. Do not drain marinade. Bake chicken 30 minutes. Uncover dish, and continue baking 15 minutes, until marinade is boiling and chicken juices run clear. Let chicken rest 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2005

I love lemon, but 1/2 cup of zest is definately a typo. I used about 1 tablespoon, and the chicken was still almost too lemony. I also added a couple of cloves of minced garlic and a little olive oil as we grilled the chicken after marinating for several hours. It was very moist and tangy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2005

I like lemon chicken, but this recipe is a joke. I always try recipes as printed first and then alter to my tastes if necessary. By the time I alter this one it will barely resemble the original. There is far to much lemon zest. I would also replace the vinegar with white wine, reduce the amount of oregano, add some basil, garlic and about 1/4 cup of oil. I would then grill rather than bake.


19 Ratings

May 13, 2005

do not use 1/4 cup of zest as stated. I used 1/2 tbs and it came out with a great zip to it. my fiancee thought it was perfect! I will make this again.

Jun 04, 2007

Moist and flavorful. I did use less lemon zest than called for and next time would add a little salt.

Jun 12, 2006

These are great! I cooked them in the oven for about 20 mins covered with tin foil, in the marinade, and then removed them and finished them off on the BBQ. That way, they soaked up all the yummy flavour from the marinade, plus they had that fab grilled taste. Yum!!! :)

Mar 01, 2010

good recipe but i think i'll grill the chicken next time and use just a bit less lemon juice

Jun 24, 2005

The lemon and oregano was way too over powering. I'll stick with my own recipe.

May 18, 2005

The lemon zest and oregano are absolutely over-powering! I added some garlic and a little olive oil, and would definitely recommend reducing the oregano to 3 tsp at most. Not memorable at all.


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  • Calories
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

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

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