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Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Emily Little

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lemon
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp parsley
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (or thigh)

Directions:
Directions:
Use a peeler to remove strips of zest from half of the lemon, then trim into fine strips with small knife. Reserve and set aside. Grate the other side of the lemon to make 1 tablespoon zest. Finally, squeeze the juice from lemon into a bowl.
In a large bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice, oil, garlic, parsley, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and spoon the marinade over the chicken until well coated. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes or overnight if you have time.
Preheat the grill or broiler to a medium heat. Put the chicken pieces on the grill, reserving the marinade. Cook the chicken until cooked through, about 10 minutes each size. Brush with reserved marinade 2-3 times during cooking. Sprinkle with reserves lemon strips and serve immediately garnished with parsley sprigs.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
So that's the official recipe, but we all know to just throw those ingredients in a ziplock and marinate it. This is my go-to chicken marinade. It reheats well and doesn't typically dry out.
Careful not to over marinate esp with breast meat. I don't usually do overnight, I found 30-45 minutes is plenty and sometimes longer breaks it down too much and you'll have mushy chicken.

Can also add juice and zest from lime if desired. A small amount of dill is a great addition as well.

 

 

 

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