Lemon Herb Chicken
Lemon Herb Chicken is so quick and easy and makes everything better! It's crazy juicy from an easy marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes! This Lemon Herb Chicken is super easy and super flavorful and perfect to toss in pasta, salad, wraps, pitas, etc. You will LOVE having this chicken on hand!
- 1 pound chicken breasts 2-3 chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice approx. 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup loosely packed basil, minced or 1 TBS dried
- 3 garlic cloves, minced or 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp EACH onion powder, dried parsley, salt
- 1/4 tsp EACH pepper, dried oregano ground mustard, red pepper flakes
Place chicken inside a freezer bag and pound chicken thin with a meat mallet. (If you don't have a meat mallet, you can use the side of a can) Whisk marinade ingredients together and add to chicken. Marinate chicken for 4-12 hours, occasionally flipping bag over.
Let chicken sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (time permitting).
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Once very hot, add chicken and cook, undisturbed for 3-5 minutes, or until nicely browned (or blackened if you prefer) on one side. Turn chicken over, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for approximately 5-7 more minutes (depending on thickness of chicken), or until chicken is cooked through. Remove to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
Let chicken sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (time permitting) before grilling.
Meanwhile, grease and preheat the grill to medium heat, 400°F.
Grill chicken undisturbed for for 5-7 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. (An inserted thermometer should read 165 degrees F.)
Remove chicken from grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
Delicious in pasta, salad, wraps, sandwiches, pitas, etc.