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Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast
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Served with a light seasonal salad

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast recipe is made in just 30 minutes. Perfect for a healthy and light weeknight dinner. Use an outdoor grill or grill pan.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast
These are not just perfectly cooked but incredibly juicy, tender, and delicious too. In the summertime, we try to use our outdoor grill as much as possible, so it’s always good to have a few recipes at hand, that are quick to make and great for a fast midweek lunch or dinner. These grilled lemon chicken breasts can be grilled outside, in an outdoor grill or inside, on the stove, using a grill pan. Serve with crunchy baked potatoes or a simple summery salad, like the one in this recipe. Easy, quick, and super simple.

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast Recipe

  • grilled lemon chicken breasts are tender, juicy and delicious
  • marinated with a delicious spice mix
  • Mediterranean flavors that are perfect for summertime
  • gluten-free and dairy-free and keto-friendly
  • simple recipe, made in just 30-minutes
  • delicious weeknight dinner that's also perfect for picnics, celebrations, weekends and barbecue gatherings
  • serve with crispy potatoes or seasonal salad

How to grill lemon chicken breast

This recipe for barbecued chicken breasts with lemon can be prepared in an outdoor grill or inside, on the stove, using a grill pan. This is how we make it:

  1. Season the chicken breast -add them to a bowl and season with olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon, and spices. Optionally marinate in the fridge for up to 24 hours or use immediately.
  2. Grill the chicken breast outside using a grill or inside using a grill pan. Cook for about 6 - 8 minutes on each side, then transfer to a plate and leave them chill for a couple of minutes.
  3. Slice the chicken breast and serve with a seasonal salad.

How to make sure that the chicken breast is perfectly cooked and tender?

Before removing the chicken breast from the grill, check the temperature of the chicken. A thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat should register 150°F (65°C). Set aside for 5 minutes. The cooking process will continue, the temperature of the chicken will rise, and the result will be juicy, tasty chicken breast.

Preparing Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast for barbecue

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast with Kotanyi spices

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast before grilling

What to serve with Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast

Feel free to serve these easy grilled lemon chicken breast with a light and fresh summer salad (recipe added in the post) or serve with any of these delicious sides.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast with seasonal salad

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast with cucumber salad

How to store and freeze Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast

Serve these juicy lemon chicken breasts immediately or store them for later.

Keep grilled chicken breast in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 3 days.

Or store the grilled (chilled) chicken breasts in the freezer. Place in a freezer bag or freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to a month. Before serving, defrost by bringing it to room temperature, then reheat in a pan. 

How to make Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast

Juicy and tender Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast

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Thanks to Kotanyi Slovenija for all the amazing spices that we adore and make our dishes richer. All the opinions are ours, and we only share our honest opinion and recommendation for great products that we actually use.

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    4
    people
  • preparation:
    15
    minutes
  • grill:
    15
    minutes
  • total time:
    30
    minutes

METHOD

  • marinated chicken breast

    Add the chicken breast to a bowl along with the olive oil, diced garlic clove, lemon slices, freshly chopped parsley or oregano, and spices. Stir everything together with a spoon until well combined. Optionally place in the fridge overnight (for up to 24 hours) or use immediately.

    Tip
    If you don't have a Magic Dust spice mix, don't worry. In a small bowl, stir to combine 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tsp paprika powder.
  • cook the chicken breast

    Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. There's no need to add any additional fat or oil. Using metal kitchen thongs, add the marinated lemon chicken breast on the grill. Cook for 6 - 8 minutes on each side or until beautifully grilled and juicy inside. Transfer to a plate and leave to rest, covered, for about 5 minutes.

    Tip
    Before removing the chicken breast from the grill, check the temperature of the chicken. A thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat should register 150°F (65°C). Set aside for 5 minutes. The cooking process will continue, the temperature of the chicken will rise and the result will be juicy, tasty chicken breast.
  • fresh summer salad

    Make a fresh summer salad. Clean and slice the tomatoes and cucumber. Add to a bowl along with black olives. Season with two tablespoons of Chimichurri sauce and add salt and pepper, if needed. Toss to combine.

  • serve

    Slice rested Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast and divine among four plates. Serve with the prepared fresh summer salad.

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