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Lemon Barbecued Chicken Recipe

Lemon Barbecued Chicken Recipe

My husband loves chicken, so when we bought our first charcoal grill, we needed a recipe for barbecued chicken. We ended up combining two recipes to come up with this one. We've used it the past 3 or 4 years now and haven't come across any recipe that's better.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up


  • 1. Whisk together the first 10 ingredients. Add onion; set aside 1/4 cup. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill the chicken, covered, over indirect medium heat for 45 minutes or until juices run clear, turning and basting with reserved marinade every 8-10 minutes.
  • 3. To bake chicken: After marinating, place chicken in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Pour all of the marinade over it. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until juices run clear, basting occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 362 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"This is as easy as a recipe was wonderful and it makes almost like a broth...I made it with wild rice and poured the broth over the rice...this will become a recipe I make when I am looking for something good and quick!"

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