Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

Chef Randy , On September 11, 2022

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe Ingredients.

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15min

Serves: 2 People

Cost: Low

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe Overview

This easy grilled lemon chicken recipe yields a tender, juicy chicken with slight zest and pick-me-up flavor. The fresh herbs give this lemon chicken recipe a deep, rounded flavor and aroma in every bite, making this a lemon chicken recipe you won’t want to miss.

In this easy grilled lemon chicken recipe we are using boneless, skinless chicken breast.

This easy grilled lemon chicken recipe can be adapted for a keto diet (by adding more healthy fat), this can be used for a weight loss diet (remove the butter), for a high protein diet, or for generic lunch or dinner dishes to be enjoyed with friends or family.

Kitchen Tools For This Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • Skillet

  • Prep or mixing bowl

  • Measuring cups, 1/4 cup

  • 1 tablespoon measuring spoon

  • 1 teaspoon measuring spoon

  • Mallet (to pound chicken)

  • Spatula

Ingredients for This Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • 2 Chicken breasts

  • 1 Whole lemon

  • Lemon juice

  • 2 Cloves garlic

  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme

  • 1/2 Teaspoon rosemary

  • Pinch course kosher salt

  • Pinch ground black pepper

  • 1/2 Stick butter

Cooking Directions for this Lemon Chicken Recipe:

  1. Prep the chicken: Trim your chicken fillet and use a mallet or meat tenderizer to make the chicken flat (can be butterflied instead). Season the chicken with salt and pepper. (1,2)

  2. Season the chicken for this Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken recipe

    Tip: Leave some fat to add flavor per taste.

  3. Marinate the chicken: For this easy grilled lemon chicken recipe thoroughly mix the salt, lemon pepper, thyme and herbs in a bowl with lemon juice. Add the chicken and make sure the chicken is submerged in the marinade (3,4).

  4. Easy grilled lemon chicken recipe marinade

    Tip: Allow marinade to soak for at least 10min for maximum flavor.

  5. Heat the skillet: For our easy grilled lemon chicken recipe heat the skillet on medium/high heat. Place 2-3 sliced butter patties and about 1 tsp of olive oil in the skillet and swirl as the butter melts. (5)
    Add the easy lemon chicken marinade to the pan, then gently lay the chicken into the hot skillet, being careful not to splash the hot oil. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the bottom is golden/brown delicious. Turn the chicken over and cook another 2-3 minutes. Make sure juices run clear when the chicken is pierced and you’ll know it’s done. (6-7)

  6. Lemon Chicken Recipe Heating the Pan

    Tip: Using a spatula, gently lay chicken in the pan to prevent splashing.

  7. Enjoy your easy grilled lemon chicken recipe: Place the chicken on the serving plate and allow to sit for a few minutes.

  8. Lemon Chicken Recipe Sauce

    Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe Garnished with Lemon Wedges.

Lemon Chicken Recipe Ideas For Sides and Serving Suggestions

Plating suggestions for this easy grilled lemon chicken recipe include topping the dish with some fresh lemon wedges, parsley, or thyme leaves as garnish. Pair with a veggie of your choice or serve this easy lemon chicken recipe with a starch like the easy spaghetti recipe with tomato sauce, or a side of brown rice in instant pot.

Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.