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Tangy Lemon Chicken


Tangy and bright, this chicken is simple enough for a weeknight dinner and sophisticated enough to serve for company. Serve with Air Fryer Lemon Parmesan Asparagus and Herbed Rice, over a bed of mixed greens, or chop it up and use for chicken salad! This is sure to become a fast favorite! 

Serves 5


Juice of ½  large lemon (about 4 TB lemon juice)

1 tbsp. olive oil

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1¼ tsp. sea salt

black pepper

1.5 pounds chicken breasts







Juice half the lemon to get about 4TB lemon juice. Slice the other half of the lemon in to 1/4 inch slices and set aside. 

In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, Greek yogurt and sea salt and stir well.

Add the chicken breasts and stir so that the chicken is covered in the marinade. Cover the bowl and place into the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes (or up to 1 hour if time allows).

When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 400°F.

Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, gently shake off any excess marinade, and place on a baking dish, and top each piece of chicken with one lemon slice. (Discard any excess marinade.)

Place the dish into the hot oven for 25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

When ready to serve, season to taste with black pepper and a little extra salt if required, and with additional lemon slices if desired.

To Serve:

Enjoy with Air Fryer Lemon Parmesan Asparagus, herbed quinoa or rice, over mixed greens with fresh vegetables and this Easy Everyday Lemon Vinaigrette.

Store Leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Punch up the flavor with a clove of minced garlic and fresh herbs like dill, parsley, thyme, basil or tarragon mixed into the marinade. 

To Prep Ahead:

Make marinade, place chicken in marinade and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

(If enjoying with quinoa or rice, prepare according to package directions, about 1/4 cup dry per person, and store in the refrigerator up to 4 days, or freeze in portions and store flat in silicone zip top bags for up to 2 months.)



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