Lemon-Garlic Chicken is our go-to chicken dish; a good friend we can always count on. The flavors are fresh and bright and the dish is versatile enough to serve with almost any vegetables that you have on hand. We sometimes even whip it up quickly after a long day of work, although the flavors are greatly improved when the chicken is properly marinated.

We love to eat this with zucchini noodles and Pistachio Pesto.


¼ cup/60 ml fresh lemon juice

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tbsp/1 g dried parsley

1 tsp/5 g dried basil

½ tsp dried oregano

½ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp pepper

2 lbs/900 g whole chicken legs, bone in, skin removed

2 tbsp/30 ml butter

Combine lemon juice, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken and marinate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Place chicken pieces in an ovenproof dish, taking care not to overcrowd. Dot several pieces of butter on each piece. Bake for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°F/74°C.