A simple marinade of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic make these lemon grilled chicken breast full of flavor, but is oh so easy! Perfect for easy weeknight grilling!
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Easy Weeknight Grilling
A lot of people associate grilling with the weekend. It’s a leisure activity that stretches over a warm sunny afternoon. It doesn’t have to be. With this Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts – you can have a wonderful grilled dinner any night of the week! This is hardly a recipe, you simply marinate the chicken in one of the simplest marinades ever and it comes out so tender and moist and flavorful, you’ll be amazed!
Lemon Grilled Chicken Breasts
Last Sunday, I was looking for something easy to grill. Something that I could grill after my weekly wine tasting that wouldn’t require a lot of work or concentration – and I found it. Early in the day I made this Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad and let it chill in the fridge. I mixed up the marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag – just lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic and stored it in the fridge too. About 30 minutes before it was time to grill, I added 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts to the ziploc bag and bag into the fridge it went. When it was time to grill, I pulled the chicken out of the marinade, salted and peppered both sides and grilled them quickly.
They were moist and tender and tasted of lemon and garlic. Perfect! I realize for those of you without a gas grill, this might involve a little more work, but if you have a gas grill, this could easily be a weeknight dinner! I love these so much, we’ve already had them again!
Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- Place the lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic in a ziploc bag and add the chicken breasts. Seal and flip the bag around a few times to make sure all of the chicken is coated in some of the marinade. Place the bag in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Preheat your grill to high. Remove the chicken from the marinade and salt and pepper both sides. Grill for 4 minutes on one side and then flip and grill for another 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
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