Beach Street Lemon Chicken (Renewed)

Beach Street Lemon Chicken (Renewed)

I have a blast from the past to share with you today, dear reader. This Beach Street Lemon Chicken has been one of my families favorite recipes for many years and was one of the first recipes I posted some 5 years ago. That original post has some pretty frightening pictures in it. I wanted to give it a little facelift and bring it to the top of the recipe pile to share with you all, since there were only about 10 of you around reading this blog when Beach Street Lemon Chicken first came to live here. 🙂

Some interesting things for you to know about this fabulous chicken dinner.

It’s light and so refreshing! The chicken sits in a super flavorful marinate (for 1-24 hours) that is loaded with lemon and cajun seasoning. It kind of sounds like a strange mix, but trust me it is wonderful! When you are ready to eat you just cook up the chicken and marinade, boil some pasta and basically mix the two together along with fresh parsley, green onions and parmesan cheese. It’s a wonderful combination!

Give it a try, won’t you?

Beach Street Lemon Chicken at Jamie Cooks It Up!


Serve This With





Roasted Balsamic Glazed Carrots
Whole Wheat Muffins
Easy Caramel Smore Bars

Beach Street Lemon Chicken

Time: 30 minutes + 1-24 hour to marinate
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe adapted from Deals to Meals

3 T olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1 t Cajun seasoning
1/3 C fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons worth)
1/4 minced fresh parsley
7 T brown sugar
4 T soy sauce
5 chicken breasts, sliced
1 (12 ounce) package Linguine or Fettuccine
zest from 1 lemon
juice from 1 lemon
1/2 C chopped green onion
1/4 C chopped fresh parsley
1/2 C parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper


1. Into a small mixing bowl place 3 Tb olive oil, 3-4 cloves minced garlic and 1 tsp N’Orleans Cajun seasoning.


2. Add 1/4 C fresh parsley, chopped.


3. Squeeze 1/3 C fresh lemon juice and add it to the bowl.


5. Add 7 Tb brown sugar and 4 Tb soy sauce and stir it well to combine.


6. Take 5 chicken breasts and cut them into strips with some kitchen scissors. Place them in a gallon sized ziploc bag and pour the marinade over the top.


7. Seal the bag securely and place it in the fridge for 1-24 hours.


8. When you are ready to eat, heat a skillet up over medium high heat. Pour the chicken along with the marinade into the skillet.


Allow it to come to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer away until the chicken is cooked through.


9. While the chicken is cooking, cook one 12 ounce package of fettuccine or linguine noodles.


10. Zest 1 lemon and then squeeze the juice into a measuring cup.


11. Chop 1/3 C of green onions and 1/4 C fresh parsley.


12. When the chicken has cooked through add the strained pasta, green onions and fresh parsley to the skillet.


13. Pour in the lemon juice and zest.


14. Sprinkle 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese over the top.


Using a pair of large tongs, stir the ingredients all together. Give it a taste and hit it with salt and pepper according to your liking.

Beach Street Lemon Chicken from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Beach Street Lemon Chicken Jamie Cooks It Up!

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  1. 1
    Tanya Gardiner
    February 3, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Would this recipe freeze well?

    • 2
      February 15, 2015 at 6:24 am

      Hi Tanya,
      This recipe is best eaten fresh. Good luck!

  2. 3
    February 3, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Just have to let you know how much I appreciate how easy you have made it to print your recipes! Also really like the part you’ve added with your suggestions of what to pair with your main recipe. Love your blog!

  3. 4
    February 3, 2015 at 10:53 am

    This recipe has become one of my family favorites! We love it!!!

  4. 5
    February 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    That looks simply delicious! I will definitely try this soon! I’m really impressing people with these recipes! Thanks Jamie xoxo

  5. 6
    February 3, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I have made this many times and I agree with you this is absolutely delicious! Thank you for introducing me to this recipe.

  6. 7
    February 3, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I think I might have been one of those first readers! My family has enjoyed this recipe for a long time. And I love that it makes enough for the whole family with left-overs.

  7. 8
    February 4, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Lemon and chicken, that’s a nice mix. To serve it with “barilla” pasta is a great great idea: they are my preferred ones : ) !

  8. 9
    September 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I made this tonight for the first time. My family loved it. We hadn’t finished eating and they were asking when will I make this again. Thank you for reposting this recipe.

  9. 10
    Jennifer Gasper
    January 17, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    This looks delicious! I have just come to realize how good lemon goes with chicken. I am starting to think it is my favorite flavor combo. Can’t wait to try it. Have you tried this with shrimp? I bet that would be good as well. Thanks for the recipe.

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