Grilled Lemon Chicken

If you are looking for something light, but still loaded with flavor, this is the perfect recipe for you!

I feel like some lemon chicken recipes are super heavy on the lemon flavor, but are lacking depth . . . the lemon is so overpowering that it’s not very good. I feel like this recipe incorporates so many different flavors – with lemon still being the main one- that it’s the perfect balance and makes the best lemon-y chicken. My family loved it and I know yours will too!

Happy grilling!

Serves: 4

Grilled Lemon Chicken

8 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. In a gallon-sized resealable bag, mix together lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, ginger, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Add in the chicken and seal the bag closed.
  2. Place bag in the fridge and let chicken marinate for 4-8 hours (or even overnight).
  3. Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade.
  4. Place chicken on grill over medium-high heat, cooking about 5-6 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
  5. We served ours with grilled asparagus - just drizzle some olive oil on your asparagus and sprinkle garlic salt on top, then grill for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
Recipe Type: Main Dish

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7 Responses to “Grilled Lemon Chicken”

  1. LeighAnn Pfeiffer-Mills
    I made your Spaghetti Salad for an open house. Fantastic! I doubled your recipe for the most part. I used crazy salt instead of paprika and used a bag of sweet mini-peppers and a green pepper. Whole black olives (2 CANS) I layered the noodles, parm and veggies since it was such a big batch. I put the cubed cheese on top (one block ) and had a back up block of cheese to add to it as the kids picked out the cheese as I knew they would. Big success! Had parm on the side to sprinkle. Will use this for a baby shower next weekend. Holds better than a mayo-based salad. Thank you ladies

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