Citrus Herb Chicken

There are times when I bite into a new recipe and I just exclaim, “Wow.”

Rarely do I hear “ooh and ahhs” from our children on something that is 100% healthy and delicious. Well, with this Citrus Herb Chicken, it was a bit more than that. Out of my full mouth came something like, “Oh yum, that is so moist. Oh my. I love the blend of those flavors. I can’t believe how good it is and how easy it was to prepare, and it’s perfect for my  17 Day Diet Keeping the Weight Off: What are You Eating? (Tasty Tuesday). I can eat this every day without guilt.”

Yes, in my big push to lose some of those pounds that I have put on over the last three years, I am looking for healthy, low carb, whole food, recipe options, and this is perfect. The best part though is that our kids gobbled it up right along with me.

The variety of flavors bursts in your mouth and leaves you wondering. Who would expect lemon to pair so well with chili powder?

While I made this with skinless, boneless chicken breast, it’s a perfect recipe for which to take advantage of some of the varying chicken sales, since this works just as well with pieces.

As I shared in my “What Would you Do with 30 pounds of Chicken?” post, often I come home and separate my bulk chicken packages into individual freezer bags with some kind of marinade or seasoning rub before putting them into the freezer. For this, I did use the package of chicken that had been tossed with a bit of Worcestershire Sauce. Yes, that’s it. That’s my lazy marinade, but it works.

 I will begin adding this to my repertoire of “Power cooking” recipes, since it’s perfect for the freezer. When I get home from the store, I will mix together the seasonings, add in the chicken and lemon juice and put it all in a freezer friendly bag until I am ready to bake. Then it’s as simple as thawing, dumping in a pan, and baking (or grilling).

Make extra chicken breasts, since this is a great C.O.S.T cooking recipe (Cook Once, Serve Twice). It’s  so delicious topped on salads or wrapped in a pita for a quick lunch on the go.


It’s a fresh tangy spot in the midst of this dreary winter weather, (but if you are reading this during the blazing hot days of summer, it’s perfect on the grill.)

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  1. This is such a yummy dish! I’ve made it at least 3x since you posed it and everybody loves it! Thanks so much for the’s a keeper. The chicken is tangy, tender and mouth watering good!


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