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Grilled Lemon Chicken breasts on a plate with lemons and parsley
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Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled lemon chicken is a tender, juicy and savory grilling recipe that is perfect for summer. It's light, healthy and beaming with Mediterranean flavor!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 216kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 6 6 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice plus the zest for the lemons
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • parsley or cilantro for serving
  • lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Pat chicken dry and pound chicken if some parts are too thick. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl or resealable freezer bag. Add chicken and toss well to combine. Marinate for at least 30 minute
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Place chicken on the grill for 5-7 minutes. Use tongs to flip over and cook until juices run dry, approximately 5-7 more minutes. Discard extra marinade
  • Remove chicken from the grill. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges and vegetables, if desired.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg