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Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken

“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.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 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)


  • 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.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 258 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat.

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  • gremaux
    May 19, 2020

    OUTSTANDING - Good for company

  • Becky
    Mar 11, 2019

    This was a huge hit with my family. My teenager doesn't like ANYTHING and she lives this. Not only was it a success, but I was actually in a hurry and didn't get to marinade it. So instead. I first shook the chicken in the ingredients all together then fried in a fryer/skillet in the remainder of sauce. Perfect outcome Becky

  • Cathy
    May 11, 2018

    This was delicious I made grilled aspagas along with it and drizzled the marinade on that as well it was so dang yummy!!!! And so easy all you do is mix it, marinade in fridge when your ready throw iton the grill!!!I will be making this many more times it's also not very fattening.

  • janice trout
    Jul 16, 2017

    Has anyone tried this with ckn thighs

  • zegunism
    Jul 10, 2016

    No comment left

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 17, 2014

    I wasn't able to grill the chicken so I baked it in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes and it was delicious. I know it will taste better grilled.

  • Rempel
    Aug 13, 2013

    Sunday favorite!!

  • deannasnz
    Jan 13, 2013

    The lemon flavour was just too strong.

  • JCV4
    Jun 22, 2012

    This is a good, low calorie dish. The lemon is very flavorful. I used fresh herbs, which made it better-tasting to me!

  • CalgaryMomTo3
    Jun 11, 2012

    Loved this! Best marinade for chicken yet.