Lemon Herb Chicken Breasts Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes  |  Cook Time: 10 minutes  |  Total Time: 30 minutes  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 257kcal

Juicy lemon herb chicken breasts are the perfect easy protein and perfect for quick cooking. The lemon herb marinade is easy and is delicious with chicken.


  • 4 large chicken breasts (skinless + boneless)

For the lemon herb marinade

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli/red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Place the chicken breasts between two layers of parchment/baking paper and flatten out slightly with a meat mallet/rolling pin.
  2. Whisk together the marinade ingredients.
  3. Place the chicken in a glass container and pour over the marinade. Mix to make sure the chicken is well-coated then cover and allow to marinade for at least 20 minutes but up to 24 hours, refrigerated.
  4. To cook the chicken breasts, heat a skillet, pan or grill then add the chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes per side (depending on thickness) until cooked through but still juicy.
  5. Remove from the heat and cover with foil, allowing the chicken to rest for at 5-10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1299mg | Potassium: 442mg | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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