Lemon And Garlic Chicken For One

Easy to make and full of flavor, this Lemon and Garlic Chicken recipe is one for your recipe file. This single serving meal cooks in under 30 minutes and can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. Serve over rice or orzo pasta. For a low carb variation, serve in a lettuce wrap.

Easy to make and full of flavor, this Lemon and Garlic Chicken For One is sure to please. This single serving meal cooks in under 30 minutes and can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. Serve over rice or orzo pasta.  For a low carb variation, serve in a lettuce wrap.   | One Dish Kitchen

This wonderful Lemon Garlic Chicken For One is so incredibly delicious and I’m so excited to share the easy recipe with you today. It’s an easy to make, flavor packed recipe that can be cooked either on the grill or in the oven. Best of all, the entire meal can be ready and on your table in 30 minutes.

Baked chicken alone is a fabulous low carb, low calorie meal. If you’re watching your carb intake, consider slicing the cooked chicken and eating it in a lettuce wrap or as a salad topping.

I happen to love serving this tender and juicy lemon chicken with buttery orzo pasta or brown rice. It’s truly spectacular and I love how the juices from the lemon and garlic sauce soak into the pasta.

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Lemon Garlic Marinade

Begin by combining minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a small bowl. The smoked paprika adds a deep, woodsy flavor and I love how it really comes through.

FYI – I’ve actually made the lemon and garlic marinade with sweet paprika when I was out of smoked paprika and loved the taste too. Use either type of paprika.

Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs or chicken breast in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes or longer.

Lemon Chicken

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

If you’d like to grill the chicken, place it on a heated grill and grill for 8 minutes per side.

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Baking Dish To Use For Lemon And Garlic Chicken

For this Lemon Garlic Chicken, I used a small baking sheet. You can also use a loaf pan or a small to medium sized baking dish.

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe For One

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Lemon and Garlic Chicken For One

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 548kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 6 ounce chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Combine the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. 
  • Place the chicken breast in a shallow dish and pour marinade over the chicken. Cover dish and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until completely cooked through and chicken is no longer pink inside.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and cover it with a piece of foil and allow the chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • While the chicken is baking, make the orzo. Fill a medium sized pot 3/4 full with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Add dried orzo to the pot and boil the orzo about 8 minutes or until it has a firm, chewy texture, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking together.
  • Drain orzo in a colander. Add the orzo back into the warm pot and stir in the butter.
  • Slice the chicken and serve over cooked orzo.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 719mg | Potassium: 585mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9.8% | Vitamin C: 16.8% | Calcium: 3.2% | Iron: 10.9%
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Easy to make and full of flavor, this Lemon and Garlic Chicken For One is sure to please. This single serving meal cooks in under 30 minutes and can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. Serve over rice or orzo pasta and for a low carb variation, serve in a lettuce wrap. | One Dish Kitchen | #chicken #30minutemeals #singleserving #recipeforone #cookingforone

9 thoughts on “Lemon And Garlic Chicken For One”

  1. Stephanie Simmons


    This is so delicious and I love the fact that it was scaled down to a smaller portion size! 🙂


  2. I loved the beauty and simplicity of this easy, quick-to-make recipe for lemon garlic chicken. It went perfectly with the orzo and a fresh and colorful spring salad. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe!

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