This chicken is so delicious your family might think you picked it up from a restaurant. It may become famous in your house. It’s so quick to put together and you probably have everything you need to make it right now! It’s so good that it needs no embellishments and can stand alone!
About 30 minutes prior to cooking- marinate your chicken. Today I used 2 chicken breasts, but I’ve used cutlets before. Mix together the juice of 1-2 lemons, 1 large clove of minced garlic, 3-4 TBS olive oil, and some cracked pepper. Once it’s sat in the marinade for a while you can start cooking it.
You can use a regular frying pan for this, but you will need a lid to fit.
Heat your pan to medium or med-high, depending on how hot your stove gets. Once hot, place your chicken in the pan and put a lid on it. Save the juices in the bag to use during cooking. The purpose of the lid is to keep your chicken lemony and juicy. Be very careful cooking it with the lid because there is oil in the mixture and condensation will be created when you use the lid. The oil is going to spatter some.
Cook your chicken about 5 minutes on each side maybe more if your chicken is thick. About half way through cooking each side, take the lid off and pour some extra marinade on top of it and leave the lid off so it can brown. When you flip your chicken put the lid on it again; continue cooking it like you did the other side. The sugar from the lemon will brown quickly so keep an eye on it.
Once it’s done cooking- remove it from the pan and don’t touch it for at least 5 minutes. Do this with all your meat. This is so that the juice inside can redistribute.
Then serve it however your heart desires! By itself, on top of pasta, on top of salad, in a sandwich, in a wrap, etc… you get the idea!
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