Lemon Herb Chicken — lunch recipes

Lemon Herb Chicken — lunch recipes 

Lemon Herb Chicken

Lemon Herb Chicken


Chicken marinated with lemon and herbs — plot, frankly, fairly common. The reason is simple and prosaic — this marinade, you can cook a whole chicken and shish kebab, and separate pieces, and a remarkable result: meat acquires a unique Spicy-lemon flavor and aroma, which chicken is surprisingly perfectly. Yes, this is exactly the case when the lemon juice is used as a seasoning.


Complexity: low

Cooking time: 3:30


Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 chicken

for the brine:

  • 1 l water
  • 1/4 cup of salt

for the marinade:

  • 34 lemons
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch of herbs — Rosemary, thyme, mint, basil, cilantro or other, according to your taste
  • black pepper


As I said above, the chicken with lemon and herbs, you can cook and entirely,but I like the idea in advance cut it on portions. When you determine the size of pieces, chicken should be for pickling: dissolve the salt in the water and lay back pieces of chicken that the water covers them completely (a whole chicken is better to salt in the package to brine it took not very much). This technique will make the meat more juicy and tender. Large pieces of chicken from brine Kit after an hour, a whole chicken is via two smaller pieces on skewers after 3040minutes.


Marinating meat

For the marinade, connect all its ingredients in a blender and punch to homogeneity. The good news is that you can experiment with your favorite herbs (due to the rigidity of the stems of Rosemary, mint and thyme it is better to use only their leaves, the remaining grass can be placed in a blender), and in addition take dried herbs, if you did not have fresh.

Remove chicken from brine, rinse under running water to flush it from the surface of the chicken, drain, pour marinade with lemon and herbs and leave to marinate for a further 2:00 (whole chicken — 3:00, shish kebab — at 1:00).

Remove the chicken from the marinade and cook on the grill or in the oven at a temperature of 295 F for 30 minutes (whole chickena little more than an hour, shish kebab is cooked until tender). Periodically lubricate the chicken during cooking, it will protect the meat from premature drying and will make it taste even more lemon. When the chicken is ready, serve it without saucejuiciness and their own taste this dish quite allow it.

By the way, for breakfast for your family you can cook Homemade sausage

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