Mint Chicken Recipe -
Mint Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Mint Chicken

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"A favorite family recipe that my Mom has made for hundreds of guests. Fresh lemon juice and mint leaves are a must! Serve over hot cooked white rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the chicken pieces and garlic. Toss with the flour just to coat, and shake off excess.
  2. Heat the margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces; cook and stir until browned. Add the mint leaves and lemon juice, cover and steam for about 5 minutes, just until the chicken is cooked through. Do not over cook the chicken or it will be tough.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 17, 2006

This was a pleasant experience all the way around. The taste was fresh and delightful and the recipe so easy to do my daughter has re-created it several times to impress her friends. Try it with a lemon/herb rice and sesame green beans. Letting the chicken "steam" in the pan gives it a nice texture.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 24, 2006

Very easy to prepare..but it had an odd taste. Not a bad taste..but very different. Don't think I would make it again.


65 Ratings

Jun 11, 2008

This is one of my favorite recipes. We had a profusion of mint growing in our herb garden that needed to be eaten and this chicken recipe hit the spot! I kept the chicken breasts whole and used butter instead of margarine. Fabulous recipe. Thank you mom for me!

Nov 29, 2008

A simple, delicious meal. I added salt and pepper to the garlic and flour mix and let it lie for about ten minutes. The mint and lemon complemented each other perfectly. I would cut the margarine in half next time. Added a bit of chilli powder at the end. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 13, 2008

This chicken was really good. Although next time, I will cut the lemon by about half or so, and add at least two or three more, or more, cloves of fresh garlic. My husband and I really love garlic. Will make again however, the flavors are best in the summertime.

May 31, 2012

This was so delicious! I did adjusting though and used olive oil instead of margarine, added 3 cloves garlic and I had to season it w/ salt and pepper or else it was too bland. I definitely used less than 1/4c lemon juice, too. I think that would have been way too much. I served it w/ some fried rice that I made w/ more mint, onions and garlic. Yum!

Oct 02, 2011

This recipe was GREAT! The texture and consistency of the finished pieces were almost like chicken nuggets--except they were minty tasting! We really enjoyed these and I can see having them again and again.

Jul 02, 2010

I read other reviews before making this. I used 1/8 cup of lemon juice which was more than enough. I thought that it could of used a bit more mint, but overall the family really enjoyed this.


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  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

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

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