Lemon Grilled Chicken on a Cutiting Board being Sliced and Served with. Fork

Lemon Grilled Chicken

An easy, zesty grilled chicken recipe with a quick marinade and loads of flavor. Perfect for Summer!

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Summer
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
266 kcal
Rachel Kirk


  • 4 chicken breasts I used boneless and skinless


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes Optional-


  1. Combine marinade ingredients into bowl. Stir well. 

  2. Score chicken breasts horizontally and vertically to create a cross pattern. 

  3. Add chicken breasts to marinade, and let sit covered in fridge for at least 20 minutes, but not more than 2 hours. (If the chicken sits for longer than 2 hours with the citrus juice it gets soggy.)

  4. Grill on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees farenheit. 

  5. Serve & enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 13.7%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.