The lemon will release its juice more readily if you roll it on the counter with the palm of your hand before halving. To add an herbal nuance to the chicken, stir a tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary or thyme into the lemon juice mixture.
Uncooked chicken can carry harmful bacteria. A few simple kitchen rules will help you serve chicken safely.
• Wash your hands before and after handling raw chicken.
• Wash raw chicken in cold water and pat it dry before cooking.
• Clean all utensils and cutting surfaces touched by raw chicken with hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly. It's best to use a cutting board with a hard surface. If you use a wooden cutting board, pay special attention to the crevices.
• Never transfer cooked chicken on the same platter that has held uncooked chicken until the platter has been washed thoroughly with hot, soapy water.