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Lemon Garlic Chicken

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Ingredients

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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

Nutritional information

687
calories
7.27 g
carbohydrates
103.36 g
protein
24.83 g
fat
2533 mg
sodium
364 mg
cholesterol

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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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.

Health Benefits

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.

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How to make Lemon Garlic Chicken

  • Wash the chicken and slice into thin pieces. Drain in a strainer.
  • Season chicken by sprinkling salt and pepper over it. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil or butter in a large pan over a medium flame.
  • Introduce the chicken into the oil in the pan.
  • Cook chicken until brown for 5 minutes, flipping in between. Remove the chicken from the flame.
  • Heat the pan on a medium flame. Add garlic to the pan and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the thyme leaves and oregano to the pan. Introduce the seared chicken into the pan.
  • Pour lemon juice over both sides of the chicken. Cook till the chicken is completely cooked for about 8 minutes.

Trivia

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!

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