Lemon Garlic Chicken

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Lemon Garlic Chicken

  • Gluten Free

This delicious and easy chicken recipe is ready in just half an hour!

  • 30 mins
  • Easy



Craving a delicious savory meal that you can make on a lazy day? This no-fuss easy chicken recipe uses just a few staple ingredients and is ready in just half an hour! 

What You’ll Need: 

  • 4 chicken thighs (about 750 grams or 1.5 lbs)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (any kind)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced in rounds
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • ¾ cup chicken stock/white wine/plain water
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Let’s Make Some Tasty Lemon Garlic Chicken!

1. Sear the chicken thighs on a skillet or wok over medium high heat with a tablespoon of oil. You may omit the oil if the chicken’s skin is particularly fatty. Set aside.


2. On the same pan, sauté the garlic in the butter just until fragrant but not yet browned.


3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the lemon slices. Season with salt and pepper.


4. Then add the chicken stock/plain water/white wine. Let it come to a simmer.


5. Add the seared chicken thighs back and cover for about 8-10 minutes. The heat from the steam will slowly cook the chicken thighs and make them tender and delicious.


6. Serve over plain white rice, buttered pasta, or some quinoa.

Note: The dish will be savory with a hint of creaminess from the butter plus some tanginess and bitterness from the lemon. You can balance out the flavors by using either chicken stock or white wine and adding some freshly chopped green onions or parsley depending on your preferences. If you don’t like bitter flavors, simply add the juice of a lemon during cooking (instead of the lemon slices) and just add some lemon slices for garnish once the dish is ready to serve. That way, you’ll get all the deliciousness without the slightly bitter taste.

Alena Taylor

Hi, I'm Alena from San Francisco, California. I love to share my favorite recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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