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Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe

Easy lemon chicken recipes

Published: February 1, 2021 at 9:48 am

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.


Take a look at our lemon chicken recipes below, then also check out our lemon recipes, healthy chicken recipes and chicken thigh recipes for more inspiration.

Lemon chicken recipes

Baked lemon chicken

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.

Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe

Lemon and herb chicken

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.

Lemon and Herb Chicken with Orzo Recipe

Lemon chicken pasta

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.

Tarragon and Lemon Roast Chicken Tagliatelle Recipe

Lemon chicken with kale stew

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.

Stew Recipe with Chicken, Kale and Couscous

Chicken traybake with lemon, olives and orzo

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.

Chicken Tray Bake Recipe With Lemon, Olives and Orzo

Sticky lemon chicken noodles

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.

A bowl of Sticky lemon and chilli chicken noodles

Lemon chicken with charred leeks and fennel

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.

Lemon Chicken With Leeks and Green Beans

Lemon chicken with carrots and leeks

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.

Lemon Chicken with Carrots and Leeks

One-pot chicken with dates and caramelised lemon

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.

One Pot Chicken Recipe with Lemon and Dates

Lemon chicken skewers

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.

Greek Chicken Skewers on a Board with Hummus and Flatbreads

Pan-fried lemon chicken

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.

Chicken Marsala Recipe with Lemon, Caper and Caramelised Butter Sauce

Lemon and garlic chicken

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.

Lemon garlic chicken on toasted bread with rocket salad

Roast lemon chicken with Jerusalem artichokes

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.

Roast Chicken Recipe with Artichokes and Sage Butter

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.

Lemon and thyme chicken fillet with butter beans on a plate

Coconut chicken with lemon rice

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.

Bowl of coconut chicken and lemon rice

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