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Marinated chicken in lemon thyme, lemon, lemon zest, garlic & honey

An alternative chicken dish: so easy to make too! :)

A while ago, I was experimenting in making the perfect marinade for chicken. Finally, I came up with this!

Chicken pieces, without skin, are marinated for about 3 to 4 hours in a combo of fresh lemon thyme, zest of 1/2 Sicilian lemon, juice of the same lemon, garlic cloves, a fruity extra virgin olive oil & honey. It is healthy too. This must be tasty, right?? ooh,…yes!

 Recipe: For 2 persons


2 organic chicken fillets, ( Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free ),  350 gr for 2 persons, cleaned, no skin, cut into smaller pieces, (the pieces, cut in a bit so that the marinade can penetrate into the flesh )

1 full handful of fresh lemon thyme, washed & pad dry on kitchen paper/ You can eat the small stalks because they are tender/ remove tougher stalks
juice of 1 Sicilian lemon ( they smell amazingly fresh & sweet ) The skin isn’t treatened with chemicals!!
half of the zest of the same lemon ( 1/2 )
3 fat garlic cloves, peeled & finely diced
5 tablespoons of a fruity evoo
1 to 2 heaped tablespoons of a good honey
grinds of black pepper
some sea salt flakes
** To serve: cooked green beans & red onion slices fried & some new boiled potatoes or a mixed salad.
1. Take a large Ziplock bag & place all ingredients for the marinade in it, except the chicken. Mix carefully in the bag with a spoon because you don’t want to damage the plastic bag. Add a few grins of black pepper & some sea salt flakes.
2. Add chicken pieces. Close the bag and with the help of your hands, massage the bag on the outside. Then, place the closed bag in a fitted bowl in case of leakage. Place in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours. I marinated my chicken for 4 hours. From time to time, take the bag out of the fridge to massage the bag from the outside. Just before making dinner, take the bag out of the fridge.
3. When the rest of your dinner has been prepared & ready, you can bake the chicken. Lift & drain the chicken with a skimmer but keep the marinade!!!! Take a large non stick pan on medium high heat up. Pour a thin layer of the fruity evoo in it. When hot & sizzling, add the chicken & fry for about 3 to 5 minutes or just until they are well browned & cooked though.  Adjust the heat if you need to. When you turn the chicken in the pan, to fry the other side, pour the remaining marinade all over the chicken,…everything! Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes & the marinade will make that everything will be caramelized. It turns golden brown in colour. Your house will smell amazing!

4. When everything has been cooked through, serve on a plate with cooked green beans & fried red onion slices in the same fruity evoo & with new boiled potatoes. Enjoy, my lovely ones! 🙂♥ Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

My lovely lemon thyme plant!




Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

56 thoughts on “Marinated chicken in lemon thyme, lemon, lemon zest, garlic & honey

  1. I was going to say “delish,” but looks like thegoodfoodtheory beat me to it! Can almost smell that lemon thyme. Honey-glazed chicken will always have a place at my table. Thanks for the recipe, Sophie 🙂

    1. Lemon and lemon thyme are really a perfect combo for chicken; thanks for doing all the leg work Sophie, this one is going on the list!

  2. Your thyme plant is so abundant! This looks great Sophie, I’m sure Peter enjoyed it!!

    And limoncello? Yes please!!

  3. So simple,but so delicious and mouthwatering! Chicken,thyme and lemon is a classic combination in my country 🙂

    1. I don’t know,…I haven’t tried that yet. I always grow them in pots that I can remove + put inside the house too,…! x

  4. You just remembered me that my thyme died a long time ago. 😦
    You can not ever fail with this combination: chicken + thyme + lemon. Absolutely amazing.

  5. Looks lovely Sophie. Not a lot of chicken eating in my house but if there was, this would fit the bill.

  6. This does look like a perfect marinade! Lemon and thyme are some of my favourite ingredients for cooking chicken. Yum yum!

  7. mmm I love chicken and this recipe looks like it is right down my alley.

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