Lemon-Garlic Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Such a simple mix of herbs adds so much tasty flavor to this yummy chicken. You can either through it on the grill or bake it.—Donna Leuw, Calgary, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 153 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Garlic Grilled Chicken in Country Woman July/August 1997, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 153 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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