- 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
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!