This is a very easy healthy option if you use white chicken breasts. I would classify this as having a greek flavor instead of a citrus lemon flavor. I prefer it baked, but my wife wanted it grilled. I started making this because I missed the chicken breasts I used to get for breakfast at the Firehouse in Venice, California. When I lived in Cali, I got in the habit of having chicken breasts for breakfast once a week. I thought it was healthy after watching all the bodybuilders eating a side of chicken.
How long should you marinate chicken?
A good rule of thumb is to marinate chicken overnight. Lemon has a high acid content, so it’s not recommended to leave chicken marinating over 24 hours. Even one hour will help get the job done. Many recipes we have looked at recommend 5 to 6 hours. The point is that you can overdo it by leaving it too long, but you also don’t need to marinate it overnight. You do not have to worry about too short a time. We love our food fresh so keep that in mind.
The best way to juice a lemon!
You can cut a lemon in half and then squeeze it with your hand. That works fine, but you can end up with seeds in the juice. We like to use a lemon hand press that we bought off Amazon for a few dollars. This way, we get more juice out of the lemon and don’t end up with seeds in the juice.Print
Lemon Garlic Chicken Marinade
A great healthy way to make chicken. White chicken breast marinated in lemon garlic and grilled.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 Servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: Chicken
1 Garlic Clove
1/2 Lemon Juiced
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1 Tea Spoon Black Peper
1 Tea Spoon Salt
1 Tea Spoon Oregano
1 pound Chicken Breast
1 – Start by mincing the garlic clove in a food processor
2 – Add other ingredients
3 – Run for 10 seconds marinade will thicken up
4 – Cut chicken into 4-ounce thin pieces
5 – Marinate chicken over night in zip lock
This recipe is particularly good for salads if you have extra chicken. We use it cold on top of salads.
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