Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Looking for a quick but tasty dinner idea? Serve with rice pilaf and a nice vegetable or salad and you've got a recipe for success. Prep time includes marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large plastic food bag (or bowl), combine lemon juice, oil, oregano, garlic and pepper.
  2. Trim and discard excess fat from chicken.
  3. Rinse and place in bag.
  4. Seal and turn to mix chicken with marinade.
  5. Let stand 10 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  6. (You can keep this in refrigerator up to 1 day in advance).
  7. Remove chicken from marinade and place pieces slightly apart on a rack in broiler pan.
  8. Reserve marinade.
  9. Broil about 6 inches from heat, turning as needed to brown evenly, until meat is no longer pink at bone (25 to 30 minutes), basting occasionally with reserved marinade.


Most Helpful

Good! I have a lot of fresh lemons and this is one of those recipes that makes the most of good quality ingredients. Doubled the recipe for 8 thighs and 5 drumsticks, marinated overnight. Then threw chicken and marinade in a roasting pan and baked at 350 for about 45 minutes. For crispy chicken I'd bake on a rack for the same amount of time. Family enjoyed this tender, flavorful chicken, and I saved the leftovers for chicken salad. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama March 03, 2013

Good stuff in such little time and very little effort :-) I used freshly squeezed lemon juice, an unrefined extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste and I used a half a baby chicken to serve two ie. cutting the recipe for the marinade in half. I did broil, turning part way through. I served this with white Basmati rice and butter & a fresh salad. I may make this again.

UmmBinat June 27, 2010

I did this quickly one night with some chicken wings & drumsticks that I had & cooked in my electric frypan (because I don't know what broiling is!). I really enjoyed the taste & have done it again since then. I think this would be a great dish to barbeque in the summer time. Cheers Sharlene :)

delnz99 May 21, 2006

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