- 1 lb. skinless chicken breasts and drumsticks
- 1 tbsp olive oil or butter
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme finely chopped
- 1 tsp salt
Lemon garlic chicken is a low carb chicken recipe which is one of the highlights of restaurant menus. However, you needn’t head to your favorite eatery to relish the taste of this delicacy when you can cook it yourself in merely 25 minutes at home! Let us remind you: lemon garlic chicken is tender, juicy and succulent: you’ll simply cherish the unforgettable taste! It has layers of flavors and aromas due to the amazing combination of garlic, lemon, and herbs. If there’s one pot dish which is satisfying, healthy, and delicious at the same time, it has to be lemon garlic chicken. It is perfect for eating with rice, roti or bread.
Chicken is a good source of protein, calcium, and phosphorous. It is considered good for overall health. It is also rich in vitamin B6 and B3. Lemon is rich in vitamin C which boosts immunity and prevents general diseases. Magnesium makes the bones strong and prevents the onset of osteoporosis.
How to make Lemon Garlic Chicken
Lemons give a delightful yet mild flavor to the lemon garlic chicken. Lemons originated in Asia in the first century A.D. and from there traveled to Spain and Africa during the middle ages. The early Romans believed that the lemon was an antidote that worked for all poisons. Lemonade was a favorite drink of the Chinese emperors.
During the 15th century, lemons were consumed by sailors to prevent scurvy. Nowadays, all British Navy ships carry lemons so that every sailor can have lemon juice daily!
Menton, a French Riviera town, celebrates the annual lemon festival in the months of January and February with parades of lemon floats!