Grilled Garlic-Lemon Chicken

  • Prep Time: 2 hrs
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Ingredients

  • 4boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2clovesgarlic, pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/8 teaspoonpepper
  • 2tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
  • 2tablespoonsolive oil
  • Directions

  • Place Chicken breasts in a medium, non reactive bowl.
  • Add garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Turn chicken several times to coat with marinade.
  • Cover and marinate 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Prepare a hot fire in a barbecue grill.
  • Oil the grill.
  • Remove breasts from the marinade, shaking off excess and place on hot grill.
  • Cook until lightly browned, about 6 minutes.
  • Turn and brush with marinade.
  • Grill second side 4-6 minutes or until white throughout but still juicy.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a good base marinade. I used 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper in place of the salt & pepper and added 1 tablespoon white wine. I marinaded 1 large bone in with skin chicken breast for about 3 hours and grilled for about 45 minutes over indirect heat which ended up with a moist, flavorful meal. Thanks! Updated July 23, to add stars AGAIN!”

  • “I cut up the chicken breasts to stir fry them in a wok.The marinade really flavored the chicken. The end resultwas a moist and delicious chicken dish- This recipe is a do again & again.Quick to cook and MMmmm good.I put the chicken into the lemon juice/garlic for 1 hour before cooking.”

  • “Very nice!Thanks.”

  • “Easy and very good chicken recipe. I used Tyson frozen chicken breasts that I thawed in the microwave and marinated in the refrigerator for an hour. Next time I will marinate for the two hours or add a bit more lemon juice or lemon pepper for our taste, love lemon! Moist and tender chicken that can be put together quickly. Made and reviewed for July’s Grilling Photo Challenge in the Photo Forum.”

  • “This is a really good recipe – flavour is good, not too overpowering.The chicken ends up tender & juicy.”

  • “Super simple, very tasty and the added benefit of being low in calories.This is fast enough to “throw together” on a lazy evening, made ahead for a picnic (good cold, too) or nice enough as an element to a more elegant affair.”

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