This Lemon Garlic Oil (garlic infused olive oil) is an easy garlic oil recipe that’s made with just 4 ingredients. It’s great for roasted vegetables, garlic bread and it makes a delicious lemon garlic chicken marinade.

jar of garlic oil

Garlic and lemon is a combo that’s like a match made in Heaven! This lemon garlic infused olive oil is liquid gold and turns anything it touches into a really special dish. 

ingredients for garlic infused olive oil

This lemon garlic infused oil recipe is one you’re going to want to keep in your back pocket! It’s simple to make and it’s a great way to add flavor to chicken, fish, roasted vegetables and even pan-roasted tomatoes. You can also brush it on bread and pop it in the oven or on a grill to make amazing garlic bread. This garlic oil recipe has a number of uses and it make whatever food it touches taste extra flavorful.

Garlic Oil Recipe

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 8-10 large garlic cloves
  • Salt

How to Make Garlic Oil

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a blender until creamy in texture and the garlic is minced into fine pieces.

jar of garlic infused oil

How to Use Lemon Garlic Oil

You can turn just about any dish into something really special with this lemon garlic infused olive oil. Besides making a great lemon garlic chicken marinade, there’s so many different ways you can use it to cook with! It will keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. And it will solidify a bit while in the refrigerator, so you’ll need to set the jar on the counter for 10-15 minutes or so before use.  Be sure to stir or shake well before using.

  • Chicken and Fish. I first started making this Lemon Garlic Oil to make this really incredibly delicious Mediterranean Chicken (which is my riff on the amazing chicken served at Pita Jungle). But you can also use it to make skillet chicken with (no need to marinate first). Just pour 3-4 tablespoons in a pan and cook chicken on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet and melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter in remaining oil in pan, pour over the chicken, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve. So good!  You can also use this as a marinade for fish (for lemon garlic salmon) or just simply cook the fish in a skillet with it. 
  • Vegetables.  You can toss veggies like asparagus, cauliflower or an assortment of vegetables and potatoes with it then roast in the oven.
  • Pan Roasted Tomatoes. Heat 3-4 tablespoons in a pan, add chopped tomatoes and seasoning for quick pan-roasted tomatoes to garnish cooked chicken with (like I did for this Mediterranean Chicken).
  • Lemon Garlic Pasta. Heat 1/2 cup in skillet, season with 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, toss with 1 pound cooked spaghetti, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup finely minced parsley.
  • Garlic Bread.  Brush it over French bread and toast in the oven or pop on a grill to make delicious Garlic Bread.

bowl of chicken breasts in lemon garlic chicken marinade

How to Marinate Chicken 

Add your chicken breasts, thighs and legs to a bowl, baking dish or large freezer bag. Pour the lemon garlic infused olive oil over the chicken and turn over to coat both sides.  Cover with plastic wrap or seal your freezer bag and place in the refrigerator to marinate. 

How Long Should Chicken Marinate

At a minimum the chicken should marinate for about 1 hour, but over night is even better to really infuse the flavors and make the chicken extra juicy and flavorful.

How Much Marinade Should I Use

I use about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of marinade for every 1 to 1-1/2 pounds of chicken. 

jar of garlic infused olive oil

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jar of lemon garlic oil
Yield: 1-1/2 cups

Lemon Garlic Oil

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

This Lemon Garlic Oil (garlic infused olive oil) is an easy garlic oil recipe that's made with just 4 ingredients. It's great for roasted vegetables, garlic bread and it makes a delicious lemon garlic chicken marinade.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 8-10 large garlic cloves, peeled, smashed with back of knife
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Add ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy in texture and the garlic is minced into very fine pieces.

Notes

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

It will solidify a bit while in the refrigerator, so you'll need to set the jar on the counter for 10-15 minutes or so before use. 

Stir or shake well before using.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 267mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.