Lemon Garlic Chicken: The BEST Chicken Marinade

6 servings
17 min

Are you looking for dinner ideas using chicken thighs? Look no further!

This lemon garlic chicken marinade is the perfect solution for adding zest to your weeknight dinners.

Looking for dinner ideas using chicken thighs? This lemon garlic chicken marinade is the BEST marinade I've ever tasted. It makes the perfect easy weeknight meal (and it's also budget-friendly!)

The combination of fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, grated Parmesan, dried oregano, and a touch of olive oil creates the most flavorful and aromatic marinade you could imagine.

I’m talking next-level chicken.

Lemon garlic chicken thighs on a white plate with crisp steamed broccoli.

Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and can be used for stove-top sautéing, baking, or grilling.

I’ll walk you through the simple steps to make this delicious marinade and give you some serving suggestions to try: just jump to the recipe card below!

Serve this healthy chicken recipe with a simple side of broccoli and my yummy truffle tots for an easy weeknight dinner that will satisfy both kids and adults.

The ingredients for the perfect lemon garlic chicken lying on a wooden cutting board: fresh lemon, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and oregano.

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Lemon Garlic Chicken: The BEST Chicken Marinade
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 17 min
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  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for sautéing
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs

Mix first 7 ingredients in a large bowl
Add chicken and turn to coat
Allow to marinate for 20 minutes up to 4 hours
Coat bottom of a large nonstick pan with olive oil
Cook chicken over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes per side or until cooked through
  • Serve with a side of cous cous and cucumbers.
  • Also delicious folded into a pita and eaten as a sandwich.
  • This marinade is also great for chicken breasts.
  • Try cooking the chicken on the grill for even more flavor!
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