Lemon Garlic Chicken

Lemon Garlic Chicken

These tender chicken breasts are marinated in lemon juice and freshly crushed garlic overnight before being drizzled with honey and cooked to juicy mouth-watering perfection. Serves well with any mediterranean-style dish.

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Ingredients                                                     Makes: 4 servings
4 skinless, fresh boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
2 Tbsp honey, liquid

Instructions
Marinate chicken. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika. Cut a few slits in each chicken breast to allow the marinade to penetrate. Place chicken in a large fitting container with a lid or in a ziplock bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and gently work it to cover all of the chicken. Cover with a lid or seal the bag and refrigerate the chicken overnight.

Cook the chicken. Warm a large frying pan over medium-high heat (6 on the electric stove), then add the chicken breasts and drizzle with the honey. Cook the chicken breasts for about 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on both sides or until the chicken has turned white on both sides, but still pink in the center. Reduce the heat immediately to low (2 on electric stove) and cover the chicken with a lid and allow to slow cook on low-heat for about 8 to 10 minutes. The heat in the pan and chicken should fully cook the chicken through. Low heat will keep the chicken tender and juicy instead of tough and dry caused by over-cooking on high heat.

After allowing the chicken to slow cook, the chicken should be fully cooked through with no pink inside. Increase the heat again to medium-high and sear (without burning) the chicken breasts on both sides for just 1 minute. The marinade should now be thick and sticky on the chicken breasts. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Recipe shared by: J. Marshall

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