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Lemony and herby marinated chicken, broiled with a nice butter glaze.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Several hours before serving or the day before (if time allows), rub the chicken pieces pieces with the garlic and place them in a deep china or earthenware bowl.
  2. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and oregano and pour over chicken.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the chicken for 1 hour, turning chicken pieces occasionally.
  4. When ready to cook, preheat the broiler to its highest setting. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  5. Combine the melted butter, 1/3 cup lemon juice, and remaining oregano to make basting mixture.
  6. Arrange the chicken pieces on the broiler rack and baste with a little of the melted butter mixture. Reserve part of the basting mixture to serve over the chicken when served.
  7. Broil the chicken 3-4 inches from the heat for 5 to 8 minutes per side, basting often.
  8. Chicken is done when juices run clear when pierced with a sharp knife.
  9. Remove to serving platter, pour reserved basting mixture over the chicken breasts and serve immediately.
  10. This is also good done on a BBQ.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this chicken! I added the oregano to the marinade and tripled the garlic. Love garlic!

Bergy July 16, 2001

This recipe sounded awesome; in the end, it was an edible dish but not much more. The lemon gave it a very sour flavor. We won't be making it again.

Besu September 18, 2007

What a nice tasting chicken dish. I halved the recipe seeing as it is only DH and myself so 4 breasts would be too much. I used margarine instead of butter. I broiled them for aprox 8-9 minutes each side and they turned out great. I think they would be good on a indoor grill too.

Shirl (J) 831 February 23, 2005