This Zesty Lemon Chicken Breast Recipe Tastes Like the Italian Countryside by Elisa Schmitz

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2 years ago

This Zesty Lemon Chicken Breast Recipe Tastes Like the Italian Countryside

I wrote about my trip to Limone sul Garda, a tiny town on Lake Garda, Italy, and shared 15 of my favorite photos, that will make you want to plan a visit there. Inspired by our trip to Limone, my husband and I have been growing three lemon trees, which we are really enjoying.

To try and recapture our perfect day in charming Limone in the Italian countryside, I made this easy lemon chicken recipe, using the very first ripe lemon we grew (see photo)! While it isn’t as awesome as actually being in Limone, the zesty flavor and aroma did take us back there for dinner this week.

This delicious lemon chicken recipe is full of zesty Italian flavor, and is ready in about 30 minutes. Serve with rice, to capture the flavorful sauce, and the vegetable of your choice.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


Here's how to make it:

  1. Put chicken breasts into a baking dish. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until blended. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Place the lemon slices on top of the chicken breasts. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

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Elisa Schmitz
I was so happy that this recipe turned out so well, because it's a lovely reminder of our trip to Limone. I can't wait to go back there, but in the meantime, we'll be growing lemons and making this yummy recipe! :-) Dieter Schmitz Donna John Kaspars Sprogis
Donna John
This looks amazing!!!! On my list for next week. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa Schmitz
I hope you like it, Donna John , and that it takes you back to Italy! And you're right - that Greek spinach rice would be perfect with this lemon chicken! #yum
Ann Marie Patitucci
This sounds and looks delicious, Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds ! I love lemons (and using lemons in my decor in spring and summer!). Thanks for sharing!
Elisa Schmitz
I'm with you on loving lemons, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead - both in food and drinks, and in decor. We brought back some art prints from Limone that we had framed, and they're hanging in our kitchen, natch! :-) I'll try to post a picture soon. Donna John

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