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healthy Lemon Chicken Recipe

Easy Healthy Lemon Chicken Recipe

A Simple and Delicious Supper or Lunch Recipe for healthy Lemon Chicken
Course Main Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword chicken, healthy, healthy chicken, healthy lemon chicken, lemon, lemon chicken, lemon chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 450 kcal
Author Fiona Maclean


  • 4 chicken pieces 2 wings, 2 legs
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed or finely chopped
  • 125 ml white wine
  • 125 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary
  • Flat leaf parsley to garnish


  1. Put the chicken pieces in a plastic storage pot with the lemon juice, garlic, rosemary and most of the olive oil.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Every so often, ‘baste’ the mixture again or just shake the pot!
  5. When you are ready to cook, heat the remainder of the oil in a skillet until it is just smoking.

  6. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with kitchen roll.
  7. Put the pieces skin side down in the pan for about 4 minutes until they are nicely browned.
  8. Now turn them, and pour in the marinade, the wine and the water.
  9. Cover with a lid and cook on the stove top for about 25 minutes until the chicken is tender and the liquid has reduced by about 50%
  10. Serve garnished with parsley.