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Lemon Garlic Chicken

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • shannondobos
    Feb 10, 2021

    This was such a delicious recipe. I didn't thicken the sauce, and instead tossed 1/4 lb of cooked capellini pasta to soak it up. What a light and fresh meal that comes together so quickly. I will make again.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Jan 4, 2018

    Great recipe! Came together super quick and the whole family loved it. I doubled the sauce and served it with mashed potatoes.

  • Kim0827
    May 19, 2016

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

  • terigenco
    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!

  • daddyspunkin_n_mommaspuddin
    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."

  • astarzynski
    Feb 19, 2014

    Excellent. Definitely will make this again.

  • mythyagain
    Feb 24, 2013

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  • rach45
    Jan 26, 2013

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  • kecutie2
    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.

  • estancia11880
    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!!