A serving platter of sliced Lemon Garlic Chicken
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Lemon Garlic Chicken Breasts

Lemon Garlic Chicken is an easy oven baked chicken dinner you can put together in 20 minutes or less.  A quick weeknight dinner that's delicious and healthy. It's a winner for everyone.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, lemon
Servings: 4
Calories: 164kcal


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • cup White wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon Zest 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 bone in chicken breasts with skin
  • 1 lemon


  • Preheat oven to 400º.
  • Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute, don’t let it brown. Turn off the heat and add wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt and pour into baking dish.
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin side up over the sauce. Sprinkle the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cut the remaining lemon into wedges and place among the pieces.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 150º and the skin is lightly browned. Remove from oven and cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Serve with the pan juices.


If you have time, try to marinate the chicken in buttermilk overnight or for at least 30 minutes. If no time, then add to a bowl of warm water with a handful of salt for 15 minutes but no more than 6 hours. Rinse off brine or buttermilk. 


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg