Pan Fried Lemon Chicken in 20 Minutes

I will be honest with you. If you are like me, who likes to take control of your own health but don’t really have the time to cook for longer periods of time, these recipes will make you happy. I promise. This one’s a perfect fix for a busy workday. Picture yourself coming home after a really long day & yet you need to cook something healthy to power the next day. This recipe will do the trick.

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Pan Fried Chicken with Lemon, Salt & Pepper in 20 Minutes

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Ingredients for the Marination

  • 100-150 grams of Chicken Breast
  • Finely Chopped Cilantro ( for garnishing)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • One Large Lemon
  • Oregano (optional)

Recipe for Marination

  1. Put the chicken into your marination bowl & squeeze some lemon juice on both sides. Fork the chicken so that the juice can seep in.
  2. Apply some salt and pepper to the chicken and squeeze some more lemon juice.
  3. Put some oregano on your hands and rub it into the chicken on both sides.
  4. Squeeze the remaining lemon juice on to the chicken.
  5. Let it rest for 60 minutes. If you have no time on hands though, cook it right away.

Recipe to Pan Fry the Chicken

  1. Pour some Olive Oil on your Iron Skillet/frying pan
  2. Put the marinated chicken pieces in, and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. I like to get a nice brown color to the chicken before flipping it over.
  3. Garnish it with fresh cilantro and serve hot. The best way to enjoy this recipe is without any rice or chapati.

Nutrition Information

According to MyFitnessPal,  150 grams of pan-fried chicken is somewhere around 300 calories, which includes 35 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat & 1 gram of carbohydrates. This makes it perfect for your paleo needs.

Variations you can try

  1. If there’s some leftover chicken the next day, shred the chicken, add some mayonnaise & veggies along with the shredded chicken into a wheat chapati/pita bread and make it into a wrap.
  2. In a bowl of hot, cooked rice, add this chicken along with some lentil soup. Heat it in a microwave and have it while it’s warm. Both these variations can take care of your lunch.

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