If you’ve read A Southern Soul for any amount of time you know how much I love lemons.  Whether I’m baking, making fresh salad dressing, or grilling, I just adore that citrus kick that comes from using fresh lemons.  This simple recipe has become one of my “every other week” must make dishes.  Most of the time I make a double batch which means we enjoy the chicken with fresh veggies for dinner and then I use the extra for chicken salad, sandwiches or in pasta. Simple, quick and packed with flavor…so simple and oh, so good!
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Grilled Lemon Chicken
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
2 hr 30 mins
 

Simple, quick and packed with flavor…so simple and oh, so good! Make a double batch and enjoy the chicken with fresh veggies for dinner and then have extra for chicken salad, sandwiches or in pasta. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon - sliced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon - quartered
  • fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Place chicken in a large zip top bag along with sliced lemon and thyme. Pour olive oil mixture over chicken. Seal bag and place in refrigerator to marinate for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Heat grill to medium high heat. Place chicken on grill and cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  4. Remove chicken from grill and tent with foil. Place lemon wedges on grill. Cook until seared on each side.
  5. Remove lemons from grill and squeeze over chicken. Serve immediately. Can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator.
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