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Lemon Thyme Chicken Tenders Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Lemon Thyme Chicken Tenders

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"Sauteed chicken tenders get a flavor boost from fresh lemon and thyme. Great as a main meal or as a salad topper."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Combine the olive oil, garlic, chopped thyme, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl. Season the chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Toss chicken with the olive oil mixture; allow to marinate for 5 minutes.
  2. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat. Cook chicken tenders in the hot pan until lightly browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 05, 2010

My family thought this was really good. I did not have fresh garlic or thyme so I used 1 tbsp garlic powder and 1 tbsp dried thyme. Also, I did not have a fresh lemon on hand, so no lemon zest. However, we found that it had a great lemony flavor without the zest. Very flavorful, but I'm sure it would have been even better with fresh ingredients. Did I forget to mention this recpe is SUPER EASY AND QUICK!! 5 stars!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 26, 2013

It was okay. Family ate it but probably won't ever make again. Could taste the thyme and lemon easily, there just seemed to be something lacking.

Sep 23, 2009

Easy to make and lightly flavored chicken. Did not have lemon zest, flavored cooking spray, or fresh thyme (used jar) but came out great. We'll make these more!

Jul 02, 2009

Very easy to make and the chicken was so flavorful! I served this with angel hair pasta and alfredo sauce. Delicious!

Mar 04, 2010

Very good! I used the recipe, but instead of cooking in a skillet, we took it outside to grill. I made kabobs with onion and green peppers to separate the chicken and it turned out great!

Apr 26, 2011

Very tasty chicken!!! Used leftovers with pasta and pesto the next day.

Jan 13, 2014

Like many others,I didn't have the fresh garlic,thyme,or lemon zest. I used 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tsp ground thyme & abt 2tsp lemon pepper. Olive oil was also substituted with canola oil....yet it STILL came out Fabulous~! Marinated the chicken for close to 30 minutes as I prepared the alfredo pasta..then baked chicken @ 350 for 30 minutes. It was an amazing combo!

Apr 29, 2012

I'd give this 3 1/2 stars if I could. This was really very lemony. I do enjoy lemon, but this much lemon was a bit much. My husband really didn't care for this and didn't finish his. I might try this again, but cut the lemon juice by half and just let them marinate for two or three minutes.


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  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

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

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