Oregano Garlic Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have no idea where I got this one, it just showed up handwritten in my junk drawer. It's a nice change of pace from everything one normally does with chicken breasts, and my family thinks it's tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow 11x7-inch baking dish, combine the lemon juice, garlic, ¼ teaspoon of the oregano and the pepper.
  2. Add the chicken, turn to coat well with the seasonings and set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the chives.
  4. Cut the onion into thin wedges.
  5. Place the cornstarch on a plate or in a shallow bowl.
  6. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade.
  7. Dredge the chicken lightly in the cornstarch reserving the excess cornstarch.
  8. In a large skillet, warm the butter in the oil over medium-high heat until the butter is melted.
  9. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook for 8 minutes on each side.
  10. Remove the chicken to a plate and cover loosely to keep warm.
  11. Add the onion to the skillet and stir-fry until it begins to soften, 1-2 minutes.
  12. In a small bowl, blend the chicken broth with the reserved cornstarch.
  13. Add the broth mixture, reserved marinade, remaining 1 ¼ teaspoon oregano, 2 tablespoons of the chives, the lemon zest, and the sugar to the skillet, and bring to a boil.
  14. Return the chicken<and any juices that have accumulated on the plate> to the skillet and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  15. Serve the chicken topped with the onion and sauce and sprinkled with the remaining 2 tablespoons chives.


Most Helpful

Always looking for new ways of preparing chicken breasts without adding lots of extra calories. The chicken was moist, tender and well flavored. Made extra sauce to scoop on my couscous and would encourage anyone to do the same. Next time I will grate or finely dice the onion so that is better incorporated in the sauce. Could see this working equally well with rosemary instead of oregano. Thanks Felix.

justcallmetoni December 24, 2004

We love this. It's a nice change from chicken breast recipes with tomato or curry sauce. It was very easy to put together, though when I checked to see if I had all the ingredients (lemon - OK, chives - OK, chicken stock - OK...) I completely forgot to see if I had any onions. I always have onions. Not tonight, and I was partway through the recipe when I found out, so we had it without onion. It is delicious. I don't know if the onion would improve the dish or not. I may just leave the onion out from now on.

mianbao November 04, 2004

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