My parents have several old lemon trees in the garden. These old lemon trees are highly productive and it would be a pity to waste these lemons. We cook lemon buttered prawns with them, my Mum also makes lemon liqueur. From time to time, I cook lemon curd and I use to rack my brains to imagine new lemon-based recipes. Lemon flavored chicken is one of these. Lemon flavoured chicken is absolutely delightful whether cold with a mixed salad or hot with simple boiled potatoes. Just remember you have to let chicken fillets to marinate overnight.

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 4 Chicken fillets
  • 4 Lemons
  • 1 Table spoon olive oil
  • 1 Table spoon powdered thyme
  • 400 gr Double cream
  • Pepper and salt as taste


  1. Squeeze lemons, pour the juice in a dish and add 1 table spoon olive oil, 1 table spoon thyme (or rosemary)
  2. Place the chicken fillets side by side
  3. Cover the dish with a plastic wrap and place in fridge. Let marinate overnight
  4. The next day, preheat a pan and cook chicken fillets on each side over high heat in order to brown them (about 5 min)
  5. Reduce heat, add remaining marinade and cream
  6. Cook about 10 min while stirring
  7. Add pepper and salt as taste
  8. Yum! Delicious served with pasta or boiled potatoes…