Cook lemon chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking time varies depending on the cooking method, the part of the chicken cooked and whether or not it is boned.
Recipes for lemon chicken vary from grilled to baked to sautéed. Typically, these recipes call for fresh lemon juice and added spices that create a sauce for the chicken. Cooking time for each vary and range from 6 to 8 minutes per side for grilled boneless chicken breast to 3 hours for slow cooker lemon garlic chicken breast.
Chicken must be cooked to the proper internal temperature to prevent bacterial illnesses such as salmonella poisoning, campylobacteriossi, and staphylococcal intoxication. Although rarely deadly, undercooked chicken can cause extreme discomfort and sickness.