Grilled Lemon Chicken

July 20, 2022
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This tender, juicy, and light Grilled Lemon Chicken recipe is the excellent choice for dinner.

Grilled chicken is healthy and delicious. This recipe is simple to prepare on the grill, in the oven, or in a skillet.

When having a barbeque supper or party, serve it with grilled veggies or a salad. Grilled chicken recipe that has been marinated in lemon, olive oil, garlic, and seasonings is juicy and tender. This healthy and delicious chicken meal will become a family favorite.

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Taste Score: %88
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 40 mins

Tips

  • Use boneless chicken breasts or thighs.
  • Choosing breast meat makes it faster to cook.
  • You can cook chicken with its skin. This prevents the meat from drying out and adds flavor to the white meat. You can also use skinless chicken, though.
  • Marinate the meat. Marinating the chicken makes the meat more juicy and flavorful. Soak the chicken in the lemon marinade for about 30 minutes.
  • Use fresh lemon juice or lime juice. Lemon is acidic. It helps tenderize the chicken and gives lemon flavor to meat.
  • Do not marinate the chicken for more than 30 minutes. Lemon softens the chicken. But if you marinate for too long, the chicken may fall apart.
  • Put the marinated chicken on the hot grill. Cook without moving for about 5 minutes on each side until grill marks appear on the chicken breasts.
  • Do not cut the chicken while it is cooking. Otherwise, the chicken will lose its juices and the meat will dry out.
  • To check if the chicken is fully cooked, tap the center of the breast with a fork. You can also use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat. The temperature of the meat should be 160 °F.
  • Let the chickens rest before slaughtering. This ensures that the chicken's juices are evenly distributed.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Switch on the grill portion of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C).
  2. To marinate the chicken, put the chicken breast in a bowl. Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking tray or in a ziplock bag. Leave it in the refrigerator for at least 30-45 minutes.
  3. To marinate the chicken, put the chicken breast in a bowl. Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking tray or in a ziplock bag. Leave it in the refrigerator for at least 30-45 minutes.
  4. Reserve the remaining lemon slices for serving. Rub the chicken with 2 tablespoons of oil. Grill the oily lemon slices on the grill.
  5. Grill the chicken for 15-20 minutes. Turn the chicken over and fry the other side.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with thyme and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Grilled Lemon Chicken
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories572
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53.8 g69%
Cholesterol 55 mg18.3%
Sodium 946 mg41.1%
Protein 22.6 g45.2%
Potassium 59 mg1.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How To Grill Lemon Chicken On The Grill?

To cook this lemon chicken recipe on the grill,

  • In a large bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Put the chicken breast and marinade in a ziplock bag. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill. Brush grill grates lightly with olive oil.
  • Take the chicken out of the bag and place it on the grill. Grill chicken breasts for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.
  • Transfer the chicken breasts to the plate. Let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.

How To Grill Lemon Chicken in a Grill Pan?

To cook this lemon chicken recipe in a cast iron grill pan,

  • Heat the grill pan over medium-high heat. Grease the pan with cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Cook the marinated chicken for about 5 minutes. Turn the chicken with tongs and cook until lightly browned.
  • Then put the grill pan in the oven. Cook the chicken for about 20 minutes.

How Long Does Chicken Breast Cook on the Grill?

Depending on the cut and size of the meat you use, the cooking time may vary. Grill each side of an average chicken breast for 5-7 minutes. Do not move the chicken while grilling. Once one side is fully cooked, flip it over with tongs and grill the other side for 5-7 minutes, or until it reaches 160 °F. If using chicken thighs, cook a few more minutes on each side, depending on the size and cut of the thighs. Make sure it's internal temperature is 165 °F.

What Temperature Is Grilled Chicken Breast Done?

The ideal cooking temperature for grilled chicken should be 160 °F-165 °F. Use a thermometer to see if the meat is cooked through. Grill until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

What To Serve with Lemon Grilled Chicken?

Grilled chicken is a healthy and satisfying main dish on its own. There are many ways to enjoy this grilled chicken. It goes well with side dishes such as risotto, roasted vegetables and salads.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Grilled Lemon Chicken:

How To Store Grilled Chicken?

You can store grilled chicken in the refrigerator for 2 days. To store chickens, let your cooked chickens cool completely. Then wrap it in cling film and store it in a closed container in the refrigerator. However, keeping cooked chicken in the refrigerator does not stop bacterial growth. Therefore, take care to consume it within a few days after cooking.

Also, it's best to store raw chicken breasts in the freezer. Be careful not to store cooked chicken and raw meat together.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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