This recipe for lemon garlic and onion chicken started out as a recipe for pork chops.  In a hurry earlier in the week, I used the pork chops and only had chicken left.  So, my recipe turned into Lemon Garlic and Onion Chicken.  And, it was a delicious “mistake.”  If you are lucky enough to come across some “young garlic” at your local farmer’s market, use the entire piece… green shoots and peeled bulb.  It adds a robust flavor that is unbelievable.  Enjoy!

Lemon Garlic and Onion Chicken | Mini Van Dreams

Lemon Garlic and Onion Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Chef Julia -


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large sweet onion sliced and rings separated
  • 4 stalks "young garlic" bulbs peeled, and greens and bulbs sliced OR 3 cloves garlic, peeled and diced finely OR 2-3 Tablespoons jarred minced garlic
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1-2 Tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil in large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Saute until tender-crisp. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Flatten the chicken breasts, between two pieces of plastic wrap until a uniform thickness is achieved.
  3. Add chicken breasts to same skillet, adding more olive oil if needed. Increase heat to medium-high.
  4. Cook chicken on one side for approximately 5 minutes. Season with 1 Tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. Flip over chicken and season with remaining lemon pepper and salt. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Continue flipping chicken and allowing to cook until juices run pink and internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  6. Reduce heat to low. Top each chicken breast with 1/4 of onion and garlic mixture.
  7. Pour lemon juice over chicken breasts and garlic/onion mixture. and allow to cook for approximately 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic and Onion Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.