Italian lemon chicken

    35 min

    Sounds obvious but this is a quick and easy chicken dish that the whole family will enjoy. The chicken is steamed under the grill so it's really moist every time. Serve with a green salad and rice in the summer, or roasted veg in the winter.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 120ml fresh lemon juice
    • 60ml fresh lime juice
    • 60ml vegetable oil
    • 4 chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • mixed Italian herbs, to taste (optional)
    • seasoned salt to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, lime juice and oil. Place chicken pieces in the mixture, and marinate at least 1 hour in the fridge (preferably 2 hours).
    2. Fit a roasting tin with a grilling rack. Fill tin with water to just below the level of the rack.
    3. Remove chicken from marinade, arrange on the wire rack, and season with Italian herbs and seasoned salt. Transfer remaining marinade to a saucepan, and bring to the boil.
    4. Grill chicken for 10 minutes, basting frequently with the boiled marinade. Turn chicken, season again with Italian herbs and seasoned salt, and continue grilling and basting 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

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    This is delicious! We made the following changes: We did not baste the chicken or cut it onto bite size pieces. It was wonderful! Not too sour at all. It had just the right tartness to really add to the italian seasoning. This is my new favorite!  -  14 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I didn't have time to marinade this for the full hour - the chicken marinated for about 40 minutes - and it still turned out delicious. The ingredients are things I keep in the kitchen at all times, so this is a good last-minute dinner. I served it with couscous and salad.  -  20 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really liked this recipe, however I made some changes/additions for personal preferance. I increased the lemon juice to 3/4cup, and added 3 minced garlic cloves to the marinade. I marinaded it for a hour in the fridge, placed it on the broiler pan and added pepper to the seasoning. Turned out fantastic. Will make again.  -  09 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)