Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken

MelindaG 1

"I learned to make this when I was vacationing in Bermuda after high school. It has been 18 years, and this is still one of our favorite dishes ever! My children ALL love it - from the toddler to the teen! And it's so easy that even my non-cooking husband can whip this up! The longer you marinate the chicken, the better it is!"


42 m servings 214 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 37.6 g
  • 75%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1889 mg
  • 76%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towels. Stir together the lemon juice, soy sauce, ginger, and black pepper in a bowl; pour into a large, resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts, seal the bag, and massage to evenly coat chicken with lemon juice mixture. Place in refrigerator to marinate at least 20 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill grate, and place about 4 inches from heat source.
  3. Drain and discard marinade from the bag, and place chicken on preheated grill. Cook until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, 6 to 8 minutes on each side.
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  1. 97 Ratings


I compbined two recipes and came up with the best chicken breast recipe ever! I followed the recipe to a tee, except for adding 1/4 tsp. horseradish and 1/4 tsp. garlic powder. I thought the r...

I'm a firm believer in trying a recipe "as is" in order to rate it fairly. That being said; this is about a 4 1/2 star in my book. Now, being that I am an experimenter, here's how I made it into...

I originally found the flavor of the soy sauce to be overwhelming, so now I use 1/4 C. soy sauce and 3/4 C. lemon juice. Delicious!

This chicken was FANTASTIC!! Super quick and easy to make but with a nice, distinct flavor. I only let marinate 30 mins and it was still moist and delicious...cant wait to try it again after mar...

I baked the chicken at 350 for about 8 mins each side and it worked well. Grilling would probably make it 5 star for me.

I found it too bitter. Next time I may add brown sugar or not so much soy sauce.

I'm a college student so I need recipes that are quick and tasty. This recipe meets both of those requirements!

This was great, my husband is not a fan of Grilled Chicken anything, but he LOVED this one, so did I! Will make again!

This is an excellent basic recipe. I didn't have the ginger, so I left it out. I added two tsp. of brown sugar, and, as someone else suggested, I added a dash or two of garlic powder. I also jus...