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Lemonade Chicken Recipe

Lemonade Chicken Recipe

It doesn't take a seasoned cook to turn out this scrumptious entree. Served with your favorite salad, it makes a wonderful summer supper. Try it with limeade or orange juice in place of lemonade. My family raves about every refreshing version.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 4 pounds bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)


  • 1. In a large resealable bag, combine the first five ingredients. Remove half of the marinade to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate. Add chicken to the bag; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Grill 5-10 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear; basting and turning several times. Yield: 6 servings.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255686
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"Simple, refreshing summer entree."

chessdilorenzo User ID: 5288662 140360
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"I made a paste of all the ingredients except the lemonade, and rubbed them all over the back & legs of a whole chicken. Then I placed it breast side down in a crockpot & poured the lemonade around it. Took about 5 hours on low and it was *fabulous.*

I poured all the juices from the crockpot into a glass container & tucked it into the fridge. The next day, I separated off the fat from the top and used the juices (plus some water) in my rice cooker with basmati rice.
I chunked the remaining cooked chicken, sautéed some onion, bell pepper & canned pineapple chunks and mixed it all together. Garnished with maraschino cherry halves, it was a perfect 2nd meal!"

mindyacosta User ID: 4022273 205623
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"tasty! and so easy"

marciaoakley User ID: 1474421 95063
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"Very good grilled chicken. We will make this again."

ribbit01 User ID: 1565894 55062
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009 Edited Dec. 2, 2011

"I made this last summer and it was SO delicious! Never had a more flavorful, refreshing meal! Is good also with limeade and a little cilantro instead of mint."

New2Cooking User ID: 2225784 48804
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2008

"I don't grill either, but I do everything on my George Foreman.  I will try it that way and get back to you."

ajs001 User ID: 2210179 48785
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"how did you cook it in a crock pot?"

KorrineR User ID: 1722263 45462
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"I have done this in a crock pot, turned out great!"

barbaraelliott User ID: 1038476 130630
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"I agree with fcced -- I would like to see alternative methods of cooking this...bake? broil?HELP!!!"

peunfrxm User ID: 220761 205622
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"I may be missing it but is there a nutrition break down for this recipe-DB"

fcced User ID: 2481247 70219
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"sounds good but we don't grill. If there is an alternative method of cooking i wish it would be included."

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