Grilled Lemon Chicken

This Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken is unbelievably good! The marinade is absolutely amazing and the chicken is beyond flavorful and juicy!

I love summertime! One reason in particular, is that we use our grill a lot more than normal. Grilling is one of my personal favorite ways to cook food. The recipe I am sharing with you today is nothing short of amazing.

For Father’s Day this year, we had dinner at my parent’s house. My mom has been raving about this Lemon Chicken that her neighbor/our close family friend gave to her. She told me that EVERY time she makes it for company, that without fail, someone asks for the recipe. It definitely lived up to its hype! This chicken is fantastic and full of flavor, and best of all, SO EASY to make! The marinade takes minutes to throw together and then the chicken just gets to sit and absorb all its goodness for a few hours. The lemon adds a freshness and is the perfect way to kick off summer. Trust me, you are going to want this to make your dinner menu asap! :)

This Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken is unbelievably good! The marinade is absolutely amazing and the chicken is beyond flavorful and juicy!

Grilled Lemon Chicken
The PERFECT summer dinner! So fresh and delicious!
Recipe type: Entrée
  • 4 medium lemons, cut into wedges
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh minced thyme
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tsp. fresh minced basil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  1. Gently squeeze lemons into a large ziplock bag, leaving lemon wedges in the bag.
  2. Add minced garlic cloves, fresh thyme, cayenne pepper, vegetable oil, fresh minced basil and salt to ziplock bag then zip to seal bag & shake.
  3. Add chicken to ziplock bag & turn to coat.
  4. Seal bag & fridge for 24 hrs. (or overnight) turning frequently.
  5. Remove chicken and grill over medium heat until juices run clear.



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  1. Tieghan

    Mmm, I love these simple flavors and anything that is grilled am very excited about! This looks awesome!

  2. Kimberley

    Yum! You are right, I want to make this asap!! Bonus, it is mega healthy!!

  3. Christine

    This looks delicious. I'm definitely adding it to my summer recipe list.

  4. Zainab| Blahnik Baker

    This is a perfect summer meal! Love the simple flavors and can't wait to grill this chicken up.

  5. patsy

    The cayenne pepper has to be the secret ingredient with this chicken... I know my family would love this one!

  6. Liz

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Have a great weekend.

  7. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    This sounds awesome. I love collecting grilling recipes since we grill year round here. This one sounds amazing.

  8. Nessa

    Looks delicious Nikki!

  9. Tima

    Made this last week - it was really great! Thank you!!

  10. Elle

    Hi. I'm a beginner in the kitchen & I was wondering how to make this recipe for two people only (It's just my husband & I) This recipe looks amazing! I'm looking forward to trying it out soon. Thank you in advance for your response :).

    1. Misty

      Basically it just common math. For Instance this recipe calls for 3lbs. Say you and you husband will eat a pound of chicken. Which is 1/3 of what the recipe calls for. So you would divide all the ingredients on the list by 3 to get the proper amount of ingredients needed. :) enjoy!

    2. Misty

      Also when you go grocery shopping you can just make it simple by making the sauce and freezing it in portions suitable to you and your husband.

  11. Nancy tirva

    will this be as good on indoor electric grill? also, fresh herbs go to waste on me. can i use dried herbs and what is an equivelent amt to use if so thanx