Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe
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Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

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This time-tested recipe was given to me by my sister. The garlic is sweet and tender.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 5 tablespoons chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 146 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (trace sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a skillet, cook chicken and garlic in oil for 4-6 minutes. Add 4 tablespoons broth, wine, lemon juice, basil and oregano. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  2. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and keep warm. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth. Stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Spoon sauce over chicken. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Chicken in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p151

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"This was good. Herbs were a little strong. Thats why 4 stars. I would make again."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"Loved this chicken! Simple to make. I actually used chicken strips as that's what I had in the fridge and they worked just fine. The garlic was mild and sweet, and the lemon flavor was fresh and delicious. I will be making this again soon. Oh, I also served it with buttered egg noodles with lemon zest, and roasted asparagus. Great meal!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"This was excellent. My daughter, who rarely asks for seconds of my cooking, actually went back for a second helping, and even said, "This is really good, mom.""

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Excellent. Definitely will make this again."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"This was really good!!! My husband was saying "mmm" after every bite and told me that this one is a keeper. The chicken came out tender and flavorful."

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