Lemon Garlic Chicken is so easy to throw together but it looks like you put a bit of time and effort into it and tastes so delicious. It’s one of my go-to company dishes.
*If using chicken breast: cut each chicken breast in half width wise before browning or baking. 1 lb. of boneless skinless chicken breasts, will feed 4 people.
*If using boneless, skinless chicken thighs: you do not need to cut chicken thighs. However, if browning, lay them out flat before browning both sides. You can fold them up a bit before baking. Again, you will need 1 lb. of meat per 4 people. However, I usually figure 2 thighs per older child or adult and 1 per small child.
*Use juice from 1 lemon for 1-2 pounds; 1 and 1/2 lemons for 3-5 pounds. Thinly slice 1/2 lemon to top chicken before baking.
*Cutting the meat into smaller pieces is a great way to stretch your meat a bit. You can cut back on the amount per person when you do this as people tend to eat a bit less when it’s cut smaller. You will want to check the chicken after 20 minutes to break it up in case it is cooking into a solid chunk.