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Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

"My mother relied on this recipe when I was growing up," recalls Ellen Seidl of Norfolk, Nebraska. "Its mild lemon taste reminds me of summertime."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Remove 1/4 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Add chicken to the bag; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20 minutes. Baste with reserved marinade. Grill 20-30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting and turning several times. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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