These Lemon Garlic Marinated Chicken tenders are super easy to make and can be paired with so many sides to make a perfect meal. They are also a super delicious finger food option and easy for gatherings with friends who can top them on their salad!
More about this Lemon Garlic Marinated Chicken Recipe
This Lemon Garlic Marinated Chicken is an easy marinated chicken recipe that’s full of herbs and spices and is the perfect main course or addition to soups, salads, sandwiches and more! Could you imagine these on ciabatta bread with cheese and grilled? That would make the perfect adult grilled cheese!
What would you pair these Lemon Garlic Marinated Chicken tenders with? Share your creative recipe idea with me, I would love to hear about it. So many of you can be so creative and are amazing cooks and you don’t even know it!
If you love spice in your food, try adding some cayenne pepper to this and you will love it even more! I love hot and spicy food but unfortunately, my kids won’t be happy if I make everything too spicy!
There different ways we have this chicken. The kids love having them with sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes. On the other hand, I prefer them over salad or some quinoa and veggies. So healthy and delicious. These Lemon Garlic Marinated Chicken would be great to use for your meal prepping as well.
What do you eat lemon chicken with
Lemon garlic chicken can be paired with so many sides. Options are endless. Try roasted veggies or roasted potatoes. Serve over salad or quinoa. If you are looking to keeping it low carbs you can serve over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice.
Here are a few sides you can try this lemon garlic chicken with:
- Roasted Smoked Sweet Potato
- Eggplant and Zucchini Gratin
- Hasselback Potatoes
- Green Beans and Tomato Salad
How to make the Lemon Chicken Marinade
The ingredients you will need to make the lemon garlic chicken marinade recipe are: olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, and salt and pepper.
Place the chicken in a bowl, then add all the ingredients mentioned above. Then, mix well until the chicken is soaked through with the marinade. Cover the bowl and allow to marinade, or you can add into a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Seal and shake to combine before you let marinade.
Some Frequently asked questions
No need to go looking for some questions you may have. I have tried to answer a few for you below that are asked most frequently about lemon chicken.
Does Lemon Dry out Chicken?
Lemon may have a drying effect on a chicken especially if the chicken is overcooked. You can use lemon powder or as long as you use some kind of oil within the chicken recipe you are preparing it should be ok.
How to cook lemon chicken
There are different ways you can cook your lemon chicken recipe. Most common ways are to either grill them using an outdoor grill, bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 F, use an indoor grill, or pan-sear them.
What makes chicken chewy
If your chicken comes out chewy because it has most likely been overcooked. Try not to cook your chicken too fast and allow it to cook over low heat so it retains moisture, don’t overcook and turn out too dry.
Make and share this easy chicken recipe
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Also, if you love chicken as much as we do, I have a few other chicken recipes you could check out and try later:
- Chicken Fajitas
- Asian Chopped Chicken Salad
- Easy Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Chicken Lemon Rice Soup
- Easy Chicken Chili
- Easy Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry
- Healthy Kung Pao Chicken
Finally, how to make this Lemon Garlic Chicken :
Lemon Garlic Marinated Chicken
- 1 pound Chicken boneless, skinless
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning dried, or equal parts garlic powder, dried basil and dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Lemon Zest
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey and salt and pepper in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Seal and shake to combine.
- Place the chicken in the bag. Seal the bag and move the chicken around to coat in the marinade.
- Marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
- Heat a grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until done. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.