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lemon garlic chicken breast tenders recipe
Lemon Garlic Chicken Breast Tenders Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Florentina
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to your taste
  • 1 tsp paprika sweet
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 sprigs parsley roughly chopped
  • 5 slices Lemon for garnish
for the Lemon Garlic Sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • sea salt to taste
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the juice from 1/2 lemon, sea salt, garlic powder and paprika. Add the chicken breast tenders and make sure to coat them all over. Allow them to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat up a cast iron grill pan on medium low flame and grill the chicken for a couple of minutes on each side until nice grill marks form and the chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a serving platter and keep warm. Keep a close eye on them as chicken tenders cook quickly.
  3. Meanwhile make the lemon garlic sauce. Heat up a small sauce pan on low flame. Add a lug of olive oil and the grated garlic. Stir well and allow the garlic to cook for just a minute until you can smell it release its aroma and barely start to get a faint golden color. Squeeze the juice from 1 lemon and stir well. Simmer for about a minute or so and remove from heat. Season to taste with sea salt.
  4. Pour the lemon garlic sauce over the grilled chicken breast and garnish with the parsley and lemon slices . Serve hot with a nice potato salad.