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20 cloves lemon garlic chicken

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

I made this dish for my daughter Briana and her boyfriend, on yesterday. When they paid me a surprise visit from Ohio, and I had no idea they were coming. This was their special request, since both of them loves Lemon Garlic Chicken. I add an extra amount of garlic so it would have lots of the lemon & garlic flavor. The more you let it marinate the deeper the flavor penetrated the chicken. I also created Lemon and Garlic Orzo pasta to go with it. We really loved and enjoyed it. Because the chicken was still partially frozen, I covered it in foil to cook and defrost as it cooked.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8 depending on portion sizes
prep time 2 Hr 35 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For 20 cloves lemon garlic chicken

  • 8-12
    chicken parts (your choice)
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, chopped
  • 1 md
    shallot chopped
  • 20 or more clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 lg
    lemons zest plus juice
  • 3/4 c
    olive oil( i used extra virgin)
  • 2 tsp
    lemon pepper ( no salt added)
  • 2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    rosemary, dried (optional)
  • 2 1/2 tsp
  • 2 lg
    lemons sliced(topping each chicken part)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped chive

How To Make 20 cloves lemon garlic chicken

  • 1
  • 2
    Chop the green onions and mince the garlic into a medium size bowl.
  • 3
    Zest the 2 lemons first and add to same bowl, then squeeze out all the juice from lemons and ad to bowl also.
  • 4
    Next measure and add olive oil and all the spices except the paprika. Blend together
  • 5
    Add chicken pieces to a large gallon size zip lock bag. May need more than one depending on size of chicken parts, and number of pieces of chicken. If using more than one bag divide marinade equally among bags, and squish to marinate pieces. Place bag in a large bowl and refrigerate for about 2 hours, squeezing bag every half hour or so. Can refrigerate longer for more flavor.
  • 6
    Line a large pan large enough to accommodate all of the chicken with aluminum foil, then spray with non stick cooking spray. Add the chicken parts, then sprinkle with paprika, and top each piece with at least 1 lemon slice, more if you have it. Squeeze extra lemon juice over chicken if desired.
  • 7
    Cover with foil and wrap tightly. This holds in the heat, and prevents the chicken from drying out, it will also accumulate extra pan drippings from the chicken. Cook covered for at least 1 hour 15 minutes, then remove foil and continue cooking for an additional 30 to 45 minutes, OR UNTIL JUICES RUN CLEAR WHEN PIERCED WITH A FORK.
  • 8
    Remove from oven Reserve pan drippings to make a light gravy if desired. Skim off excess fat. Note: I used some of the drippings in my Lemon & Garlic Orzo Pasta to add additional flavor to the pasta. This is what it looked like, and the recipe is posted here.The link for this recipe is

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