This chicken is all about fresh and strong flavors. Lemon and chili pair beautifully together and it gives this tons of zestiness. Sometimes I substitute the lemon for lime in this recipe.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 pounds yellow onions, halved and sliced
3 tablespoons diced green chiles
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 5 to 6 lemons
Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan, add the chicken and sear on both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken and add the onions and garlic and cook at medium-low heat until the onions are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chilies and return the chicken to the pan. Spoon some of the onions over the chicken, cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until chile sauce has completely infused the mixture and the chicken is cooked through. Add the lemon juice and cook another 10 minutes, to allow flavors to meld.