Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

Prep Time: About 20 minutes

Meal Notes: This easy, flavorful chicken dish goes well with Baked Potatoes, Onions, and Tomatoes or Warm Zucchini Salad.

Source: The Around the World Cookbook by Linda Fraser and Sarah Ainley.



  • 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 shallot

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)

  • About 1/4 cup fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried)

  • Salt and pepper


  • Prep: Trim chicken and cut breasts in half, first crosswise and then lengthwise. Sandwich breasts between two sheets of saran wrap and bat with a rolling pin until they are about 1/4 inch thick. Then cut the chicken into strips about 1/2 inch wide. Dice the shallot, mince the garlic, and chop the parsley.

  • Cook chicken: Heat oil in a skillet. Add the chicken strips and stir fry with the shallot, garlic, and paprika over high heat for about 3 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through.

  • Finish: Turn down the heat. Add the lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley. Stir to combine before removing from heat and serving.