Lemon Chicken

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    5hrs 0mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 5 ratings

This lemon chicken recipe is incredibly simple to prepare but packed full of flavor with lemon zest and juice, garlic, onion, rosemary and olive oil. Serve chicken with Kalamata olives, my Quinoa Tabbouleh or my Lemon Summer Risotto.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/lemon-chicken

recipe updated Sep 7, 2020


  • Lemon icon
    1 (about 58 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3 (about 18 g)
  • Scallion icon
    2 (about 30 g)
  • Rosemary icon
    2 sprigs
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    60 g (about 2 ¼)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    100 g (about ½ cup)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch (about 0.41 g)
  • Chicken leg icon
    Chicken leg
    4 (about 400 g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    as needed
  • Black olives icon
    Black olives
    as needed


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Ceramic baking dish - 13 x 9 x 2"
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Large resealable plastic bag

Step preview

  1. Add garlic clove, scallion, rosemary, lemon, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 20 sec, speed 10
  4. Add chicken leg to a clean large resealable plastic bag
  5. Transfer marinade to chicken
  6. Marinate in fridge - approx 4 hr
  7. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  8. Brush a clean ceramic baking dish with olive oil
  9. Transfer chicken to ceramic baking dish
  10. Roast until browned - 30 min, 200°C
  11. Remove
  12. Cover with foil
  13. Serve with black olives
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