Chicken with Lemon Recipe from Kuwait

Chicken with Lemon

Chicken with Lemon Recipe from Kuwait
Region / culture: Kuwait | Preparation time: 1 hour | Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Servings: 4-6


Chicken with Lemon
Chicken with Lemon

Chicken with Lemon is a classic dish that combines the tangy flavor of lemon with the savory taste of chicken. This recipe is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion, as it is both delicious and easy to make.


The origins of Chicken with Lemon can be traced back to Mediterranean cuisine, where lemons are a common ingredient in many dishes. The combination of lemon and chicken is a popular one, as the acidity of the lemon helps to tenderize the meat and add a bright, fresh flavor to the dish.


How to prepare

  1. 1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except for the Chicken) to make the marinade.
  2. 2. Marinate the Chicken for at least an hour, or overnight if desired.
  3. 3. Transfer the marinated Chicken to a baking dish.
  4. 4. Bake the Chicken for 1 hour at 350°F, then broil for an additional 15 minutes or until it turns golden brown.


  • Add chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, to the marinade for extra flavor.
  • Substitute chicken thighs or drumsticks for the chicken pieces for a different texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to marinate the chicken for at least an hour to allow the flavors to fully develop.

- Broiling the chicken at the end of cooking helps to give it a crispy, golden brown skin.

- Serve the chicken with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad to complete the meal.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chicken with Lemon with a side of rice or couscous for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Marinating the chicken helps to infuse it with flavor and keep it moist during cooking.

- Broiling the chicken at the end helps to give it a crispy, golden brown skin.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use chicken breasts instead of chicken pieces if desired.

- Use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder for a stronger flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the chicken ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Chicken with Lemon with fresh lemon slices and a sprinkle of fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve the Chicken with Lemon with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- Reheat the chicken in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

250 per serving


2g per serving


12g per serving


25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Iron.


This recipe contains no common allergens, but be sure to check for any specific allergies before serving.


This dish is a balanced meal that provides a good amount of protein and essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken with Lemon is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. With a tangy lemon marinade and crispy skin, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I recall the feeling of curiosity that overcame me when I found this recipe for Chicken with Lemon. It was a hot summer day, and I was rummaging through an old recipe box that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I flipped through the yellowed index cards, stained with years of use, I came across a simple handwritten recipe titled "Pollo al Limone" - Chicken with Lemon.

I had never heard of this dish before, but the ingredients were familiar enough - chicken, lemon, garlic, olive oil, and herbs. Intrigued by the combination of flavors, I decided to give it a try. Little did I know that this recipe would become a staple in my cooking repertoire, delighting friends and family for years to come.

I remember the first time I made Chicken with Lemon. I carefully followed the instructions, marinating the chicken in a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and herbs. The aroma that filled my kitchen as the chicken roasted in the oven was intoxicating - tangy and savory, with a hint of sweetness from the lemon.

When I finally served the dish to my family that evening, their eyes lit up with delight as they took their first bite. The chicken was tender and juicy, infused with the bright flavors of lemon and herbs. It was a hit, and soon became a requested favorite at family gatherings and potluck dinners.

Over the years, I have made some tweaks to the original recipe, adding my own personal touches and experimenting with different variations. Sometimes I add a splash of white wine to the marinade, or sprinkle some capers on top for a briny kick. Other times, I roast the chicken with slices of onion and bell peppers for added flavor and color.

But no matter how I tweak the recipe, the essence of Chicken with Lemon remains the same - a simple yet flavorful dish that never fails to impress. And as I cook this dish, I can't help but think back to the day I first discovered the recipe in that old recipe box, and how it has since become a beloved part of my culinary repertoire.

I have shared the recipe for Chicken with Lemon with friends and neighbors, passing it on just as it was passed down to me. And each time I make it, I am reminded of the power of food to bring people together, to create memories and traditions that last a lifetime.

So here's to Chicken with Lemon - a dish that holds a special place in my heart, and one that I will continue to make for years to come. Because no matter where the recipe came from, or how it has evolved over time, the joy of sharing a delicious meal with loved ones will always remain the same. And that, to me, is the true magic of cooking.


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