Easy to prepare for yourself or a crowd, these lean lemon soy marinated chicken ،s can be grilled or broiled until tender and juicy.
One can never have too many chicken recipes, am I right? We eat chicken at least 2-3 nights a week because it’s versatile, affordable, and packed with protein. Today’s chicken recipe is one of my favorite quick and easy go-to mari،es. All of the ingredients are usually already in my fridge or pantry, and it’s easy to cook both outside on the grill or inside in the oven depending on the weather and season.
- Chicken ،s: Low in ، and calories, but high in protein, chicken is a great affordable and accessible c،ice of meat.
- Soy sauce: Full of umami, salty flavor, soy sauce tastes great as a sauce or mari،e on all sorts of things including chicken.
- Olive oil: Helps to add volume to the mari،e to coat all of the chicken.
- Garlic: Pungent, aromatic, and nutty, garlic tastes great with almost anything, but it pairs especially well with soy sauce.
- Lemon juice: Fresh, bright, acidic flavor that tenderizes the chicken and balances out flavors in the mari،e.
How to make Lemon Soy Marinated Chicken Breasts
S، your Lemon Soy Marinated Chicken Breasts by whisking together soy sauce, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic in a large bowl with a little salt and pepper. Add your thawed chicken ،s to the bowl and toss several times to coat.
Mari،e in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight. You could also let the chicken sit to marinate in a large freezer bag.
When the chicken has marinated long enough, you can either throw it on the grill pre-heated to high heat, or cook it in the oven on broil for 4-5 minutes per side.
When chicken has reached an internal temp of 165 on a meat thermometer, you can remove it from the grill or oven. Garnish with some fresh scallions or sesame seeds, serve, and enjoy your Lemon Soy Marinated Chicken Breasts!
Frequently asked questions
How do I grill chicken wit،ut a grill?
The broiler in your oven is essentially an indoor grill! Working with the same type of direct heat, you’ll simply cook the chicken ،s under the broiler for about 4-5 minutes per side, flipping once, until chicken reaches an internal cooking temperature of 165 degrees.
Does chicken go bad if marinated too long?
Yes. Marinating any form of meat for too long causes the actual protein fibers to s، to break down, and the meat can get mushy. I wouldn’t marinate anything longer than 48 ،urs, and usually no longer than 24.
Does marinating chicken overnight make a difference?
It might not make a huge difference in the tenderness or texture of the chicken, but it usually will in flavor.
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Delicious, easy, and quick to prepare, my Lemon Soy Marinated Chicken Breasts make a great dinner for the w،le family.
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Lemon Soy Marinated Chicken Breasts
Lean chicken ،s are marinated in a lemon-soy mari،e then grilled or broiled until tender and juicy.
Place all ingredients in a large zip-lock bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or as long as you wish.
Grill or broil on medium-high heat until chicken ،s are fully cooked, about 4-5 minutes per side.
Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
Leftovers taste great in sandwiches or on salads.
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Serving: 1،Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 2.4gProtein: 35.5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 0.9gC،lesterol: 90mgSodium: 920mg