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Marinated Chicken with Lemon and Honey

This chicken is tender and moist with just the right amount of sweetness, and there’s crispy skin too!

I believe if you make this chicken recipe, it will be a hit with your family and friends.  The chicken marinates in a mixture of lemon juice, honey, garlic, paprika and oregano that compliments the chicken perfectly and helps to tenderize the chicken. 

This can be thrown together quickly and is simply delicious!

Marinate Chicken with Lemon and Honey                     


3 tablespoons honey
¼ cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3 teaspoons garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon salt and pepper
4 bone-in chicken breast halves, skin on


In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients, except the chicken.
Place chicken breasts in a glass dish, in a single layer and add the marinade.
Marinate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator, turning the chicken occasionally.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place chicken on a baking sheet and bake until cooked through and juices run clear, about 30 minutes.


Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes!


  1. I love lemon with chicken - this sounds like a good marinade, Pam.

  2. I love lemon chicken so with honey as well I am sure it is a hit. Stay well Diane

  3. My husband is coming home tonight from a trip, and I was wondering what to have for dinner. Thanks, Pam.


  4. Lemon, honey and oregano sounds good, thanks.

  5. The chicken sounds like it would be a big hit! It looks scrumptious.

  6. Pam, This sounds like a terrific marinade...and the chicken looks great! Thanks for the recipe! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  7. Karen, you're right on spot with the lemon and chicken.

    Diane, thanks! The honey flavors it well.

    Glenda, hope you try it for his welcome home!

    Melynda, thanks. It's a different combo of ingredients and good.

    Lyndsey, thanks! We really liked it and I'll be making it again soon.

    Dave, marinades are so easy and it always tenderizes meat well.

  8. Oh Pam this sounds so good! I'm pinning it so I can find it easily when I need it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi Pam...
    Another great recipe for chicken and I can't wait to make it...It almost looks like BBQ chicken. BBQ or Lemon...I like them both and if it's tender, that makes it even better..
    have a good evening..

  10. I am always looking for great new ways to prepare chicken. Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe - I like the addition of honey!

  11. Martha, great! I bet you'll like it!

    Shug, thanks! The chicken is very tender and yummy! Good evening to you!

    Tracy, I know what you mean as I'm always looking for the recipes too since I cook it quite a bit.

  12. That looks delicious!!! The honey really contributed to that terrific crust.


  13. Mmmmm- your chicken looks delicious; I love honey and lemon together!

  14. I've grilled chicken with some of these same ingredients... it turned out sooooo good! Yours looks wonderful.. the great crispy skin.. YUM!

  15. Velva, not only does honey enhance the flavor of a dish, it's great for browning and crisping.

    Lynda, It reminds me of when the boys were young how their pediatrician told me to make a mixture of honey and lemon juice with a little whiskey for cough syrup.

    Jenn, thanks! It was crispy and very tender chicken!

  16. I make chicken with a similar recipe, using no honey but a lot more garlic and tons of lemon, including the rinds. People go nuts over it.

  17. All the wonderful flavours in one plate, looks delicious and love all the combination of spices and lemon with honey! Yum!

  18. Girl, you certainly have master the art of takin' pictures of a dish that makes me want to reach right through and grab a piece of that fabulous lookin' chicken.

    Mmmmmmm, I do believe you've outdone yourself.

    God bless and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

  19. Judy, yours sounds really good, just because of the word "garlic." Have a good weekend.

    Joyce, thanks! There's no lack of good flavors with this chicken.

    Nezzy, thanks! Chicken rules! You have a fantastic weekend also!

  20. Looks and sounds delicious Pam. I like the color on the chicken.

  21. I'm thinking that the word a bit of an understatement here.....
    STUPENDOUS, FANTABULOUS, MARVY...would be oh so more fitting!!!

  22. I love to find different ways to bake bone in chicken breasts - which I love. I bet the skin does get nice and crispy with the honey!

  23. What a lovely way to serve chicken. I really like your recipe and know my family would love this dish. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  24. I like it, seems like it would also work well as a marinade for grilled chicken, as long as I don't use direct heat.

  25. Yummy and super delicious suggestion Pam. Thanks a lot for your sharing and kindness,

  26. Pam, this is a nice and tender meal. Thanks for the recipe!

  27. I love the flavors in this dish... the chicken looks delicious.

  28. very delicious recipes.

  29. What a tasty combination lemon and honey on chicken: perfection! Saving this one.


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