Easy Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

David Dial | Spiced Blog Updated

Easy Lemon Grilled Chicken is so easy to prepare. Marinate, grill, and enjoy!

Easy Lemon Grilled Chicken Photo

I’ve become a big fan of grilling fruit lately. Pears, peaches, cantaloupe - you name it, I like to grill it! (Well, I try to grill it, at least. Some fruits… ahem, bananas… are a bit trickier to grill.) I opened my fruit drawer the other day, and I realized that I had a bunch of lemons left in there.

I had made a couple of batches of my famous lemon coconut bars recently, but apparently I didn’t use all of the lemons. Then I started thinking… can lemons be grilled? Well, there’s only one way to find out! The answer? Yes, lemons can indeed be grilled, and they are quite tasty!

Easy Lemon Grilled Chicken Picture

I personally love adding citrus flavors to grilled chicken. For instance, my margarita grilled chicken is one of my favorite go-to chicken marinades for the summer. I grabbed several of those leftover lemons and whipped up a quick and easy marinade.

Easy Lemon Grilled Chicken Image

30 minutes later, the grill was hot, and the chicken was ready! I had an extra lemon, so I sliced it up and tossed it directly on the grill along with the chicken. The result was a quick and easy meal that didn’t take very long to make at all. In fact, most of the time was spent just waiting on the chicken to marinate. This easy lemon grilled chicken is perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Easy Lemon Grilled Chicken Pic

One of my favorite summer side dishes is grilled zucchini. We have a small garden in our backyard, and the zucchini grows like wildfire from mid-Summer all the way into early Fall. So what do you do when you are overrun with zucchini? Grill it, of course! Simply quarter the zucchini and lay them on a plate. Mix a couple tablespoons of olive oil with 1-2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning, and then brush this mixture onto the cut sides of the zucchini. Throw those on the grill alongside this grilled lemon chicken, and you’ve got a healthy (and super easy!) meal. It would also be fantastic sliced up on top of my grilled pear salad too. Enjoy!

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Easy Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 tablespoons Lemon Juice, Approximately 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano

Directions

  1. Place chicken breasts in a large baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Pour mixture over chicken breasts. Cover and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove chicken and discard marinade. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and oregano.
  5. Grill for 7-8 minutes per side, or until fully cooked - 165°F.

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Author: David Dial
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Calories 216

% Daily Value*
15%
Total Fat 10g
6%
  Saturated Fat 1g
11%
Sodium 272mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
54%
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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