Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Yield: 4chicken breasts
  • About This Recipe

    “I got this recipe from Oprah. This is a light dish and very tasty.”


  • 5teaspoonslemon juice, fresh
  • 3teaspoonssoy sauce
  • 2garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoonpepper
  • 1teaspoonbasil
  • 4boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Directions

  • Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 thick.
  • Marinate at least 2 hours.
  • GRILL.
  • Reviews

  • “Excellent and so easy! I can see that this will be in the regular dinner rotation through the summerHalved the recipe for 2 breasts. Unlike other reviewers, I felt that the amount of marinade was just right.UPDATE: Made it again on the weekend and now I know why the amount a marinade was just right. I used tablespoons for the lemon juice and soy sauce instead of teaspoons. Sorry.”

  • “The lemon flavour was completely lost when I made this last night. I was so disappointed. I used low-sodium soy sauce, marinated the breasts in the fridge for 3.5 hours, and otherwise followed the instructions to a T (doubling the marinade). The chicken tasted fine; it just wasn’t what the title suggested it would be.”

  • “Good way to spice up boneless, skinless chicken breasts.I also used tablespoons for the merinadeand added 1 T ev olive oil.Good grill meal on a hot sommer night.”

  • “I made this for my family and it turned out very well.I did double the marinade except for the basil as suggested in some of the other reviews.I also (since it is the dead of winter and there is several inches of snow/ice) tried to roast the chicken in a roasting pan, I would not recommend this method.The chicken had a wonderful flavor, but the roasting made it very dry and a little tough.I will definately make this again, with out the roasting.Thank you so much for posting this!”

  • “This is a great marinade, but only enough for 2 breasts, as has been stated.I often run into the problem of chicken that I grill on my George Foreman dries out almost immediately.With this marinade, it didn’t!I plan on making this a staple!”

  • “This is a good basic marinade, nothing spectacular but we enjoyed it.As others stated I also found there was not enough marinade for 4 pieces of chicken, but just perfect for 2.The marinade had good flavor.However, if you do not like basil you will not like this one.I froze the chicken in the marinade a few weeks ago.I allowed the chicken to thaw in the fridge before grillin on an indoor grill.”

  • “Yum.I followed the directions exactly.Very good.”

  • “This chicken was very good. I did not have any lemons so I had to use the reconstituted lemon juice. The flavor was really good.I doubled all the ingredient except for the basil and let the chicken marinate for 2 hours.The chicken browned up very nicely and my picky kids and husband really enjoyed it!Hoooray!!!”

  • “We really loved this dish. I cooked on the stove due to our grill being on the fritz. Just lightly sprayed cooking oil in the pan. It still turned out wonderful. It’s a fresh taste and went wonderful with our new family diet of eating healthier. Thanks a lot really enjoyed and will make again. Hopefully we can try the grill one of these days!!”

  • “This is good….really, really good!!!I baked them for 30 minutes at 350 and they came out moist and tender.I doubled the marinade except for the basil as previously suggested.I would highly recommend this recipe for it’s taste, how easy it was…and for the fact that each member of my family said “this is a keeper”!!!”

  • “Simple and quick.Grilled them on the George Foreman grill.Light tasting, and very good on a salad.”

  • “I am going to use this recipe SO much! The lemon taste was not too overwhelming like some I have tried and the other ingredients all blended together perfectly. I didn’t have the time to marinade a full 2 hours and it was STILL GREAT! Next time I will marinade longer and compare my results.”

  • “I have made this chicken more than once and I love it! I always make a couple extra pieces to use for the rest of the week and then cut in pieces and put on top of a salad, yummmm!”

  • “Very nice! I squeezed in a whole lemon, and chopped in a fresh jalopeno with seeds and all. I don’t have a grill, so I wrapped the chicken in individual foil packets (making sure no leaking would happen) and put them into 400F oven forabout 20 minutes. Steaming and lovely. Great flavours.”

  • “I didn’t pound the chicken & marinated overnight.I grilled on the Foreman & these were fantastic – loads of flavour – AND LOW FAT!!”

  • “(Sorry, I forgot the stars)”

  • “Made this tonight and was very good, I did the marinade x 3, was plenty so I could brush it on the breasts on the grill. Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “Easy, delicious and great tasting! I followed the recipe exactly, marinating for 2 hours, but didn’t pound the chicken breasts out. This dish had great flavor and was so easy to put together! Thanks!”

  • “The only thing I did different was use 2 chicken thighs & 2 drumsticks instead of the 4 breasts.I marinated overnight and served it with wild rice and salad.Very light and delicious, not overpowering at all.I might even use a little more basil next time.”