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Healthy Lemon Chicken on the Grill

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This is a healthy dish that should satisfy the lemon lovers in your home, while not actually feeling like health food at all. The tarragon gives it an almost creamy undertone.

Ingredients

  • 6 whole Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs Or Breasts
  • 2 whole Lemons
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Preparation

Rinse your chicken and place it in a gallon-sized plastic bag. Zest your 2 lemons into the bag. Then juice the lemons, and add the juice to the bag. Next in is your spices. I used dried everything, but if you use fresh herbs and minced garlic, that would be even better, I’m sure. Add plenty of ground black pepper! A teaspoon is just a guideline; if you love pepper, use more. Seal the bag very well, then shake and roll around the bag until all of the ingredients are combined and the chicken is coated. Lay chicken flat on a plate or just in your fridge for at least 30 minutes, up to several hours.

Grill chicken for 5-8 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. The thighs I used were pretty small, and I laid them out flat so they were thin as well. I did 5 minutes per side and they were perfect.

Pairs well with asparagus!

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AZJ22 on 5.1.2010

This was pretty yummy!

I actually forgot to zest the lemons, just juiced them, and I’m okay with that. The lemon flavor from just the juice was quite strong already, and I think it may have been almost overpowering with all the zest thrown in, too.

My chicken breasts did dry out a little bit (not much, but more than I would have liked) once they were fully cooked. I may add just a little olive oil to the mix next time.

Overall, it was a tasty meal! I will be using this marinade again. Thanks!

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audreyinez on 4.16.2010

Thanks for the recipe! I was thinking of pulling the grill out of hibernation this weekend, and i think this pretty much sold it!

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Darby on 10.11.2010

This was my go-to recipe for the summer. When I needed something quick and easy but tasty, I made this chicken! Thank you for the recipe!

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