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.  
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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! When you’ve got a good recipe that you can depend on, you just find extra ways to use it and this one fits the bill.

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Grilled chicken marinated in a bright lemony marinade is great as a main dish and can be used in salads, wraps, tacos and snacks.

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Grilled Lemon Chicken

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. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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

  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Heat grill to medium high heat. Place chicken on grill and cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  • Remove chicken from grill and tent with foil. Place lemon wedges on grill. Cook until seared on each side.
  • Remove lemons from grill and squeeze over chicken. Serve immediately. Can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator.

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Grilled chicken marinated in a bright lemony marinade is great as a main dish and can be used in salads, wraps, tacos and snacks.

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