Lemon Marinated Chicken

Lemon Marinated Chicken


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


5 h servings 151 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 19 Ratings


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 origin...

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 ol...

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.

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 yumm...

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

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

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

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.

I think this is great!