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Grilled lemon chicken on a cutting board with thyme and green beans

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken is an easy recipe with just a few basic ingredients, but gives you the most tender juicy grilled chicken. The bright lemon flavor goes well with so many different dishes that are healthy and family friendly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, lemon chicken
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 170kcal



Dipping Sauce (optional)

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, juice of two lemons (about 1/4 cup), lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken in the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, but not longer than 3 hours.
  • Prepare grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat.
  • Brush and oil the grill grate.
  • Place the chicken on the grill directly over the fire and cook until the juices run clear and the chicken is cooked through 165°F, about 5 to 8 minutes on each side.
  • Serve grilled chicken with lemon yogurt dipping sauce and your favorite side dish.

Dipping Sauce

  • To make the dipping sauce, in a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg