9 of the Best Lemon Dinner Servings using Quick, Fast and Easy Recipes 0
9 of the Best Quick & Easy Lemon Dinner Recipes
You may be seeing lots of lemons in your local market at the moment and you might also be asking yourself how you can use these delicious, zesty fruits. Well, fortunately we have compiled some of the best and easiest recipes around that use lemon as their main ingredient. These recipes are wonderfully simple and should offer no trouble even for beginners.
1. Lemon Garlic Shrimp
“I can’t believe how easy you make preparing this lemon garlic shrimp. I always think it’s so hard. Thanks for the confidence boost.” - Laura
Garlic and lemon flavors balance each other while delivering a refreshing taste. Add this to shrimp and you've got a healthy seafood recipe that utilizes fresh lemons to perfection.
Preparation is simple allowing you to whip this one out quickly if you are short on time.
Prepare the shrimp, add some seasoning and ready the skillet by sautéing butter and garlic together. Add the shrimp to the pan and finally add pepper and lemon.
Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 5 minutes
2. Easy Lemon Lentil Soup
Need something hearty and healthy? Try out this soup that combines lentils and lemon for a perfect blend of refreshing zest with creamy taste. Each spoon you take is filled to the brim with flavor! Preparation is simple and will only take 5 minutes, then it's the easy job of simmering it for a further 45 minutes.
Ready the pan by heating up onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes for a couple of minutes. Once it’s ready sprinkle the remaining ingredients (except the lemon) and wait for it to boil. The final part is adding the lemon juice and spinach.
Preparing Time: 5 minutes & Cooking Time: 45 minutes
3. Easy Lemon Chicken
While this one looks a bit trickier than our usuals it is actually an extremely simple recipe to make. Simply prepare the chicken, ready the sauce and cook the chicken until golden brown.
Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 30 minutes
4. Five Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus
“What an absolutely beautiful chicken recipe, I am going to double up on the asparagus and serve this recipe to my dieting group on Tuesday night. I love this recipe, it is so clean.” - Cookingforkids
Try out this delicious and filling recipe that combines fantastic tasting lemon chicken with a healthy helping of crunchy asparagus.
This is another easy yet delicious recipe. You can also choose to either caramelize the lemon (which will leave it with a rather bitter taste) or use it as fresh garnishing. It’s up to your taste buds, but one thing is guaranteed, this will be a sure fire hit at the dinner table.
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
5. Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers
“I have made shiskabobs soooo many times, but this is the best! I really enjoyed the lemon pepper flavor! Thanks for a great recipe!” – Denise Cofer
Need something simple and easy to give your guests at a barbeque? This lemon pepper and chicken skewer recipe will be the perfect light and healthy dish to serve.
Preparation does involve marinating the chicken in advance but once that's done it's just a question of skewering the meat with the rest of the ingredients and drizzling olive oil over it, then you’re ready to grill this tasty outdoor favorite.
Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 20 minutes
6. Braised Lemon Chicken with Dill and Turmeric
This is a delicious and flavorful dish to serve the family. The combination of chicken, dill and turmeric alongside the zesty hit delivered by lemon pings all the right tastebuds.
Cooking is pretty simple with a little sauté here and a little bit of simmering there. You really don’t need to be a master chef in order to perfectly prepare this lovely dish.
Total Time: 45 minutes
7. Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary
“Made this recipe last night. It was delicious and will be a favorite in our house.” - CGirl
This is a little recipe that you can alter here and there to your liking. It can be cooked one way today and a completely different way tomorrow and it can also be used as a great go-to recipe when it's been a tough day and simplicity in the kitchen is a priority.
Arrange your chicken, potatoes, sliced onion and lemon neatly in a pan. Then mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, pour them over the top and pop the pan in the oven for an hour. There you have it, a delicious and filling meal for the whole family that you can change and experiment with as you want.
Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 60 minutes
8. Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs
“Made with boneless, skinless chicken tenders instead of thighs and it was delish. Rubbed ginger/lemon zest mix on one side and let rest for about 20 minutes, then cooked with that side up, turned and finished per directions.” – Mary Stanton
Here we have a delicious combination of chicken, ginger and lemon. The ginger and lemon really brings out an extra layer of flavor to the chicken creating a taste familiar to those of you who have enjoyed traditional Asian cuisines.
Preparation is all about preparing the lemon sauce, coating the chicken thighs with it, then cooking until nicely browned. Place the chicken on top of the serving plate, drizzle some of the left over sauce on the pan and garnish with lemon wedges and anything green and leafy.
Total Time: 35 minutes
9. Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken
“To boost the flavor I added the left of one lemon to the pasta and pasta water as needed ... Quick and easy.” – Karyn Heller
This is a quick and easy dish that can be served at short notice yet still treat your family to something a little bit special for dinner.
Preparation involves cooking the pasta and chicken with a little pepper and salt. Once that’s done move on to preparing the sauce. Once the sauce is mixed and cooked you can then add the pasta and mix it all together. Afterwards it’s all about topping and garnishing with parsley and some lemon slices for added zesty taste.
Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 25 minutes