Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

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“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
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

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

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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Lemon Chicken in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p57

Nutritional 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.

  • 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)
  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 thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Lemon Chicken in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p57

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janice trout User ID: 2360577 269552
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2017

"Has anyone tried this with ckn thighs"

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 215179
Reviewed 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."

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Rempel User ID: 7137684 174046
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"Sunday favorite!!"

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deannasnz User ID: 6542477 104927
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"The lemon flavour was just too strong."

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 92657
Reviewed 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!"

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CalgaryMomTo3 User ID: 6024905 141559
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"Loved this! Best marinade for chicken yet."

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selias User ID: 281817 177791
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"I've been making this for years..... one of our favorites!!!"

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 105592
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"Awesome chicken! Nice and light, not so heavy like some marinated chicken. The lemon is so fresh and summery tasting!"

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 157131
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"This is a very light but tasty grilled chicken. We have a recipe for grilled shrimp scampi that we've been doing for years that is very similar in taste to this."

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lyndapicardi User ID: 4631959 104920
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"excellent and easy...juicy delicious chicken...great on top of a salad!"

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