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Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

“There’s one word to describe this recipe: 'Yum!' It’s so easy to prepare ahead of time, then fire up the grill when we get home from church on Sunday. Guests love the citrus flavor!” Heather Erb – Milton, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 258 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.