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Quick Sautéed Lemon and Garlic Chicken

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 -3 as a main, 3-6 as an appetzer
Author OliveTomato.com


  • 3 large skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Rind or zest of 2 lemons
  • Lemon juice of two lemons
  • A handful of chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt/pepper


  • Cut the chicken in very thin slices crosswise (widthwise)
  • In a pan, large enough to fit the chicken heat the olive oil and sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken and sauté for about 10 minutes until it starts to brown on the edges.
  • Add the lemon juice and half of the lemon zest, and bring to a boil, while deglazing the pan with a wooden spatula, scraping all the pieces stuck on the pan.
  • Remove from heat, add the parsley and blend.
  • Sprinkle with the rest of the zest, salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.