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Garlic Chicken on Rice

I light lighter fare better than my husband and children, so I often make a single-serving dish for myself and something else for the rest of the family. This is a favorite. —Becky Bolte, Jewell, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (5 ounces), cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest


  • In a small bowl, combine the onion, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, honey and ginger. Pour half into a small resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • In a small saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in rice, parsley and orange zest. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in small skillet, cook the chicken and reserved marinade until chicken is no longer pink. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 447 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1477mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • dzm388
    Aug 5, 2013

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  • KScales
    Oct 31, 2011

    We apologize for an error in this recipe, but thank you for bringing it to our attention. The amount of lemon juice should only be 1/4 cup. It will be corrected here soon.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • rnuesse
    Oct 28, 2011

    I had to put it in the garbage. Too much lemon juice. It was the worst thing I have tasted!

  • akoehler79
    Sep 7, 2011

    First, I must say this is the first time I've written a bad review. With that said...I agree w/previous should be called too much lemon chicken. There is WAY too much lemon! The amount of lemon in the recipe (both in the magazine *best chicken recipes* and online) can't possibly be right. All we could taste was lemon; couldn't taste garlic, onion, or soy. There was so much lemon we couldn't stand to eat it. This was probably the worst recipe I've ever made from TOH.

  • bugsydr8
    Apr 11, 2009

    Wow...This should be called lemon way to strong chicken. I bet this was not correct on the amounts. Please let me know the correct amount of lemon juice. [email protected]