Easy lemon chicken recipes
Liven up chicken dishes with the zingy flavour of lemon. This citrus fruit works well in in everything from chicken traybakes and stews to pasta and noodle dishes
Looking for lemon chicken recipes? Want to find the best chicken recipes? Make the most of this citrus fruit in comforting roasts, rice dishes, stews and more. A dash of lemon juice and zest can transform the simplest of meals without having to add any additional flavours.
Lemon chicken recipes
Lemons give the creamy sauce a wonderful zesty lift in this easy traybake. Team with crispy chicken thighs and rosemary for a comforting family midweek meal. For more ideas, see our collection of easy traybake recipes.
Need an easy entertaining recipe to feed a crowd? Baking chicken thighs with lemon and garlic makes them beautifully tender in this fuss-free dish. Serve with orzo pasta and fresh herbs for a light springtime feast. We've also got plenty more chicken thigh recipes to try.
This fresh and flavoursome tagliatelle dish is ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for a speedy weeknight dinner. Ready-roasted chicken breasts and pasta are coated in a punchy sauce made from tarragon and lemon juice. A final sprinkling of nutty Parmesan balances well with the acidity of the lemon. Find more perfect pasta ideas in our easy tagliatelle recipes collection.
Add lemon zest and juice to the stock in this healthy, low-fat chicken stew. Served with couscous and kale, it's an an easy midweek meal and ready in under 25 minutes.
A simple traybake to feed the family, this easy chicken thigh dish is given a lift by roasting the meat with lemon wedges and onions in a white wine or chicken stock. Orzo pasta provides a great base for soaking up the delicious cooking juices.
Recreate a classic Chinese takeaway favourite at home with our healthier makeover. Sticky lemon, chilli and honey sauce makes an irresistible coating for juicy chicken breasts and noodles. Create your own banquet at home with our collection of Chinese recipes.
Marinate cooked chicken breasts in a zesty mixture of lemon juice, tarragon and seasoning to make it extra tender, before combining with charred veg and green beans. This quick and healthy meal comes in under 300 calories per serving but is so packed with flavour that you won't notice. Discover more of our chicken breast recipes.
Sticky lemon sauce provides a delightful accompaniment for chicken and rice in this easy roast. It's simple to whip up by cooking lemon juice with egg yolks and stock until thickened. As well as perking up the dish, this sauce balances perfectly with sweet caramelised carrots and leeks.
Want to mix up your chicken dishes? This easy one-pot from Alison Roman is packed with bold flavours yet uses just a handful of ingredients. Jammy lemons and plump roasted dates are cooked with either a whole chicken or thighs with a hint of chilli. The result is a wonderfully sweet, tangy and spicy fish which would work well for weekend entertaining. Check out our spicy chicken recipes for more satisfying suppers with a kick.
These healthy grilled chicken kebabs are given a flavour boost with lemon juice and oregano. Serve as part of your own mini Mediterranean spread with creamy hummus, warm pittas and a fresh salad. Want more al fresco dining inspiration? Take a look at our best BBQ skewer recipes.
Try our lighter take on a classic chicken marsala, perfect for a midweek treat or easy entertaining dish. Punchy capers and lemon juice are combined with marsala wine and caramelised butter to make a luxurious sauce for pan-fried chicken thighs.
Lemon, garlic and thyme juices make a delicious marinade for this quick fried chicken dish. Serve on crusty bread with rocket salad as a speedy meal for two.
Pack the flavour into chicken breasts by roasting them with artichoke, lemon and sage butter. This recipe makes an easy alternative to your usual roast and is ready in under an hour.
Lemon and thyme chicken with butter beans
Give midweek chicken an Italian-style twist with a flavoursome lemon, thyme and garlic dressing. The flattened chicken breasts are simply grilled and served with a quick-to-make butter bean salad.
Make this simple and comforting chicken curry from scratch for an easy family meal. The creamy coconut sauce pairs beautifully with fragrant lemon and cardamom rice.