One of the favorite dishes in our family was Pollo con Limón, or Lemon Chicken. We had it often, and we enjoyed it often. It was chicken fillets enclosed in lemon slices, topped with Nuyorican spices, and baked in chicken broth. So, I’m always on the lookout for something similar; and then I came across this version which is much simpler to prepare. Here the chicken is given an Asian edge and soy sauce and honey is added, along with garlic powder and herbes de provence, which is a mixture of dried herbs popular in the cuisine of Provence, a region of southeastern France. Today the mix can be found in almost any market or shop. Also, the dish is broiled, although I’m sure you can bake it if desired.

As noted, this dish is different from our pollo con limón, but just as tasty.



4 chicken breasts, , split, with skin removed
Juice of 2 lemons
1 teaspoon herbes de provence
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons soy sauce
4 teaspoons honey


  1. Sprinkle herbes de provence, lemon juice, garlic powder, soy sauce and honey on chicken.
  2.  Broil 15 minutes and serve.
    Yield: 4 servings.