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Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Grilled Lemon Chicken
A zesty marinade for grilled chicken breasts. Dinner’s ready in minutes. See more
  • READY IN 45 mins

Grilled Lemon Chicken

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"Good tasting marinade for chicken. Quick and easy."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, red bell pepper, salt, and pepper. Set aside 1/4 cup of the mixture to use for basting. Place chicken in the bowl, and marinate at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Drain and discard marinade from the bowl, and place chicken on the grill. Cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear, basting occasionally with the reserved marinade.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 01, 2008

SO tangy and zesty. My kids loved it!Marinated for an hour. Then I baked it in the oven, with juice, and it made it very moist. Also, I topped with crumbled feta cheese during the last 10 minutes. Steamed broccoli to eat with it. DELICIOUS!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2006

It had a decent lemon flavor but the dijon mustard was so overpowering. I gave it an extra star because it was so easy but I won't be making this again. thanks anyway!

Oct 15, 2005

I made this recipe for myself last night and it was so delicious that I am making it again tonight for my husband. My grill was out of gas, so I sauteed the chicken in a pan in the marinade. It turned out crispy and yummy! Very easy to make and had all the ingredients! Will definately make this again!

Dec 12, 2005

Good, but wasn't as flavorful as I thought it would be... Next time I'll marinate it for longer than 20 minutes.

May 04, 2010

This was the best chicken ever! I wished we had made more and we will definitely be making it again. We only marinated for 30 minutes, it is important to remember that with an acid based marinade (lemon is an acid) going over an hour will make chicken tough!! Google it !

May 09, 2006

Great flavors - and so easy! I was worried - because dinner plans changed, so the chicken ended up being marinated over 24 hrs (we ate it the next night), but the flavor was great! Everyone enjoyed it! Thank you!

Nov 10, 2005

FANTASTIC! I only had time to marinade for 20 minutes and it was still great. I also used some of the marinade on zucchini and grilled it.

Dec 16, 2009

Very good, I pounded the chicken down a bit and I left out the red pepper. I put everything into a zip loc bag and let it marinate all day. The dijon definitely overpowered the lemon, but it was tangy and delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 462 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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