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Marinated chicken with oil and lemon: the recipe for a soft and juicy main course

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist
Whole chicken breast
250 grams
Green peppers
130 grams
Cherry tomatoes
100 grams
130 grams
Extra virgin olive oil
25 grams
Black pepper
as much as is needed
as much as is needed
as much as is needed
as much as is needed

Marinated chicken is a very easy, fresh and tasty second course; a recipe that can become a single dish if accompanied by a rich salad, as in our version. Perfect as a dish to be consumed for a trip out of town or on a lunch break, it involves a few simple steps; it is important to make a good marinade, which consists in immersing food, in this case the chicken, in a solution usually made with lemon or vinegar, as well as oil, but also with other ingredients. In our recipe we made it simply with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and chilli, but you can vary it according to your preferences. So let’s see how to make a marinated chicken in the best way.

How to prepare marinated chicken with oil and lemon

Generously season the whole chicken breast in a bowl with salt, pepper, chilli, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, then massage it well 1.

Mash the cardamom with the help of a knife and add it to the marinade, mix well and cover the bowl with cling film. Let the chicken rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours 2.

Clean the green peppers, removing the seeds and the fiber contained inside, then cut them in half 3.

Blanch the green peppers and cherry tomatoes in a hot pan and set aside 4.

Carefully heat the pan until it is very hot and place the chicken breast on it without adding other fats 5.

Roast the chicken breast for 5 to 10 minutes in relation to size and weight bearing in mind that it must be tender but cooked 6.

Cut it into slices and wait a few minutes before adding it to the lettuce, already washed and dried, and to the vegetables that you have cooked in a pan 7.

At this point, put the chicken on a bed of lettuce, add the cherry tomatoes and green peppers, season with extra virgin olive oil and salt, then serve.


Marinated chicken can be preserved in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours in an airtight container; keep in mind, however, that any seasoning of lettuce significantly shortens its preservation. Alternatively, therefore, preserve the chicken but season the salad only when serving.

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