Grilled Lemon Chicken


Grilled lemon chicken makes a great summer meal paired with rice and a salad. The chicken only needs to marinate for 20 minutes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, red bell pepper, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Set aside 1/4 cup of the marinade to use for basting. Place chicken breasts in the bowl and stir to coat. Marinate at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess; discard the remaining marinade in the bowl. Cook chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, about 6 to 8 minutes per side, basting occasionally with the reserved marinade. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

    One grilled lemon chicken breast with white rice

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
15g Fat
4g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 462mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 348mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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