Very Lemony Chicken


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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.6
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.4 mg
  • Sodium: 218.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 28.0 g

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Using skinless chicken breasts means this tangy dish is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol. Using skinless chicken breasts means this tangy dish is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol.


    • 1-1/2 lb. chicken breast, skinned and fat removed
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup fresh sliced lemon peel
    • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
    • 1 medium onion, sliced
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


1. Place chicken in 13x9x2" glass baking dish.

2. Mix lemon juice, lemon peel, oregano, and onions. Pour over chicken, cover and marinate in refrigerator several hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika.

4. Cover and bake at 325 F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 minutes more or until done.

Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: One chicken breast with sauce

TAGS:  Poultry |

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  • very good - 1/23/13

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  • We hate chicken breats normally but this was incredible and will become a firm favourite. Everyone loved it and asked for more! Served with mixed vegetables and potatoes, filling and beautiful meal. - 4/14/11

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  • didn't like it at all! - 11/16/10

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  • Ended up marinating a day and a half. Was excellent. I didn't have white wine vinegar so I used white vinegar and white wine. Worked great! - 6/16/10

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  • I followed this recipe without making any changes, and it was very good. The lemon flavor was tangy, but not overpowering. It was a nice change and I will make it again. - 5/13/10

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  • i am marinating mine for half hour used lime juice and no peel as well garlic pepper seasoning some fresh basil and sage as well - 8/1/09

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  • plans didn't work like we planned :) Probably would have been better if it hadn't marinated as long as it ended up doing....was stll good. will try again - 6/11/09

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  • Very tasty! I really love lemon flavor so this was good. I didn't have time to marinade it but it still turned out good. I added a little garlic powder and used a bit less lemon/peel. I'll probably be making this one again! - 6/9/09

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  • OMG! This is soooooooooooooo good! I absolutely loved it! Will make again. - 2/15/09

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  • I made it, and ate it cold in a salad the next day. So easy and delicious! You can still taste the lemon, but it is vey subtil. - 6/6/08

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  • I cooked this as directed, then ditched the sauce and sliced the chicken up for salads. With a lemon juice/olive oil dressing, some feta and green olives, it makes a delicious dinner salad. - 6/5/08

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  • loved every mouthful - 5/23/08

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  • Won't be making this again. Tried doctoring it up, but no luck. There was no juice/sauce, the onions were to crunchy and the lemon flavor was overwhelming, you couldn't taste any of the other spices. - 1/13/08

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  • I made this for my family who typically eats anything I put in front of them and they turned their noses up. I even used less lemon juice & peel than recommended and they thought it was too lemony. - 12/7/07

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  • Didn't like the lemon peel in it and husband though too lemony. When I made the leftovers, I strained out the lemon peel, added garlic, red caynenne pepper, oregeno and mixed with a little mashed potatoes to thicken the gravy. Served over mashed potatoes and it was really good and hubby liked it. - 10/24/07

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  • This was very tasty and easy to make. It goes great with rice. I'll definitely make this again. You must like lemon though. - 10/13/07

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  • Very good. Reheats well too. I served it with asparagus. - 6/20/07

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  • It was a little too lemony for my tastes. My parents were visiting and I made it for them and they both enjoyed it over saffron rice. - 6/12/07

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  • tasted great! - 6/5/07

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  • 8 - 5/2/07

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  • Lot's if flavor. It is pretty tart though. - 3/22/07

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  • love the lemon - 3/13/07

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  • Really nice! Leftovers make for a great sandwich filling!
    I added a little cornflour to make a sauce of the marinade. - 3/4/07

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