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Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

grilled lemon chicken
This is an easy grilled lemon chicken recipe that makes a fresh grilled Italian lemon herb chicken dish. Try it and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 8)
Time: 1 1/2 Hours

  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • 1 lemon, zested


  • 1 teaspoon minced onion


  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced


  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  • Directions
    Using a blender or food processor combine the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, thyme, marjoram, and minced garlic. Mix for 15 seconds.

    Place half the marinade (reserve remainder) and chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken. Open, squeeze out excess air, reseal, and marinate at room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Clean and preheat your outdoor grill for high heat (600 - 800 degrees F). If you're using charcoal, pile it up on only one side of your grill.

    Grilling Tip:
    A charcoal grill is ready for high heat when you can hold the palm of your hand two inches above the grate for only 1 - 2 seconds before pulling away.

    Wipe the grill grate with olive oil, using a rag or paper towel. This will keep your lemon chicken from sticking to the bbq during the grilling process. Cooking spray also works well for this.

    Place chicken on the grill in an organized manner with a little room between each piece to allow air to circulate. If you're using charcoal, place chicken directly over the coals. Cover grill.

    Grill for about 5 minutes or until good grill marks appear. Then flip each piece over and grill for 3 minutes more.

    Now that you've seared the chicken, turn the heat down to medium if you're gas grilling. If you're using charcoal, move the chicken to indirect heat (the side of your grill with no coals). Brush chicken with reserve lemon marinade. Cover grill.

    Continue grilling 3 - 5 more minutes, flip, brush the chicken with more lemon marinade and grill 3 - 5 more minutes or until juices run clear (internal temperature should be 170 - 180 degrees F).

    If you like lemon and garlic then you might also enjoy our grilled garlic chicken recipe.



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