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Grilled Lemon Chicken

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Created by: Yumna Jawad
This recipe for grilled lemon chicken is perfect for a summer BBQ! The chicken is marinated in a tangy lemon sauce, then grilled to perfection. Serve with a side of rice and vegetables for a complete meal. Enjoy!
5 from 2 votes
Grilled Lemon Chicken
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Additional 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins


  • 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   pepper
  • parsley or cilantro for serving
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • 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.


Serving: 6gCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 445mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 5.9mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.8mg

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