Easy Lemon and Tomato Chicken

    25 minutes

    This is a really easy and fast chicken dish and you probably have all the ingredients around already.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup diced onion
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, drained

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat oil, lemon juice and onion in a large frypan over medium heat. When onion is tender, add chicken, mushrooms and tomatoes.
    2. Cook over medium high heat for 5 to 7 minutes each side, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.

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    As most other reviewers noted, this was a great base. Some changes I made: I scaled to 4 servings and cut the chicken into pieces. I added more mushrooms, garlic, and tomatoes. I also put a bit of sugar to cut the acidity of both lemon and tomatoes. I originally cut all the veggies up and put it one bowl with the garlic, lemon juice, sugar and tomatoes then added that to the pan after I cooked the chicken and set it aside. Just because of timing I ended up simmering the whole thing for a few minutes. The end result..you have a thin sauce that goes great with pasta and you can taste a hint of lemon.  -  14 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Tasty. After reading other reviews, I browned the chicken w/the onion, then added the mushrooms and tomatoes. It didn't make sense to drain the tomatoes, as the liquid added moisture to the chicken and made a nice sauce to mix with rice. I cut back on the lemon juice and added garlic, basil and Italian seasoning.  -  30 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This rates 5 stars with me. It was super quick. The chicken was tender and moist. And, best of all, this is a REALLY versitile recipe. I can definitely see using zucchini, squash, green beans, eggplant, etc. or whatever else is on hand as part of the mix. And you could certainly try a little balsamic vinegar to sweeten up the sauce (drop the lemon) or even using white wine. This recipe is a great base with endless possibilites. I will certainly enjoy trying them all!  -  03 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)