Lemon and Herb Chicken Recipe

August 27, 2013

I have recently been searching for recipes that use up lemons as I seem to have a lot of lemons in my fruit bowl at the moment. Last week I made Lemon Tea Bread which was delicious. This week I wanted to try a savoury dish and decided to try using the lemon juice as a marinade for chicken. I thought that this would work well with some of the herbs I currently have growing in my garden and make a nice meal for Sunday.

Lemon Chicken

I was very pleased with the result, the chicken had a lovely flavour and it was very moist. It went perfectly with the roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings. The chicken could also be cut into small pieces and the dish served with rice. My son remarked that it was delicious, praise indeed! This is the recipe if you want to try it out.

Lemon and Herb Chicken Recipe



  1. Crush the garlic and chop the rosemary and thyme.
  2. Mix the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper and honey together to make a marinade. Lemon chicken
  3. Place the chicken in a dish and coat with the marinade. Leave to marinade for a couple of hours at least or longer if possible.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425F, 220C, Gas Mark 7
  5. Place the chicken in a roasting tin, along with the potatoes if you are roasting them. Keep the marinade to one side. Lemon Chicken
  6. Bake in the oven for 55 mins, turning and basting the chicken with the remaining marinade half way though cooking. Make sure the chicken juice runs clear before serving.

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8 responses to “Lemon and Herb Chicken Recipe”

  1. Multi Layer Mummy says:

    Lemon chicken a favourite here too, I put all my ingredients in a plastic bag with the chicken to infuse. If I buy 1 lemon I never have any but when I buy a pack I don’t seem to be able to use them up 🙂

  2. HonestMum says:

    This is right up my street-love a lemony marinade for chicken! Thanks so much for linking to #tastytuesdays x

  3. Hannah Ruth says:

    Just hopping over from Tasty Tuesdays! Your chicken looks delicious and is different from the usual things I think of to do with chicken – I should give this a try 🙂
    Hannah x

  4. Dawn Frazier says:

    This looks lovely! I may well have to try this. I love Lemon Chicken. Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂

  5. Galina V says:

    I love lemon-honey chicken, I sometime add a spoonful of Dijon mustard as well in the marinade.

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