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Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Marinade
Prep Time
1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
Fresh and easy!
Course: Dinner
Servings: 3 -4 Chicken Breasts
Author: Cristina
  • 3-4 chicken breasts , thawed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder or 2 cloves , minced
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • dash each salt and pepper
  • OPTIONAL: 1 tsp cilantro
  1. Mix together olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper (and cilantro).
  2. Flatten the chicken with either a meat pounder or hammer and saran wrap until it is all the same thickness to ensure it cooks evenly.
  3. Either put chicken in a Ziploc bag, cover in the marinade and close securely, smooshing (technical cooking term, I know) until all the chicken is covered OR pour some marinade on the bottom of a baking pan, add chicken and then pour the rest over the top.
  4. Let sit a minimum of 1 hour, but I recommend overnight! Another option is to freeze the chicken in the marinade until you need it.
  5. Either bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes in a baking dish, or barbecue around 450° (if you can control this) for a couple minutes on each side. Ensure that the chicken breast is cooked all the way through before you serve.
  6. Serve immediately, cut up and serve over salad, freeze it, whatever you like!