Dilly Chicken Breasts Recipe

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I consider this to be one of my "safe" recipes. No matter how many times I make it, the chicken turns out moist and delicious. It's a guaranteed hit with family and friends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup for basting; cover and set aside. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour remaining sauce over chicken. Seal and turn to coat. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain; discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium-low heat, for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Dilly Chicken Breasts in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p94

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Sprowl User ID: 29186 73362
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"This recipe has so much flavor! This will definitely be a go to recipe often! Thanks"

shdc58 User ID: 3393997 13759
Reviewed May. 22, 2009 Edited Jun. 4, 2009

"Just an excellent recipe. It is easy to prepare, easy to cook, and it turns out delicious and moister than any other BBQ chicken recipe I've tried. I didn't have minced onions, so substituted dried chives.

AMH - Saskatoon SK"

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