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

Ingredients

  • 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 (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein .

Directions

  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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Kim0827 User ID: 8763291 248393
Reviewed May. 19, 2016

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

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terigenco User ID: 8296743 223125
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!"

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daddyspunkin_n_mommaspuddin User ID: 1404437 134999
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.""

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astarzynski@new.rr.com User ID: 3864962 134436
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Excellent. Definitely will make this again."

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kecutie2 User ID: 6336191 68233
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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estancia11880 User ID: 6386981 207502
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Very tasty and easy to make. I tried a little something different-once the chicken and garlic were done, I pureed the garlic into the gravy. Served with my Parmesan potatoes, and would definitely make it again!!"

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rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 150246
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Delicious and moist! Love the flavor. Wouldn't have thought I would ever eat whole garlic cloves, but they were delicious as well!"

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Lisa.L User ID: 5769537 155888
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"Awesome chichen! I will remake it in 2 weeks. The best garlic chicken I have eaten so far.

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dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 155875
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"This was a great recipe, it came together quickly. However, my gravy turned out really thick following these directions, I added extra wine and broth, it turned out good and tasted good, very moist, will make again would impress guests."

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