Tastiest Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken has a sweet, tangy and tasty marinade that will tease your taste buds and leave you hungering for more. Its delicious marinade can be used as a dipping sauce for your chicken and shrimp tenders.

Just Enjoy!

lemon chicken

Best served with rolls or fried rice

Preparation Time 5 minutes

Cooking Time 15 minutes

Serves 4


  • 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste or 4 pimento seeds crushed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Preparation

    1. Rinse the chicken breasts under cold running water and pat dry. Use a knife to make a few slight, crosswise cuts in each breast to allow the marinade to penetrate.

    2. In a medium bowl, mix together soy sauce, lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, zest, sugar and shallots. Reserve 3 -4 tablespoons to use as a basting sauce.

    3. Place chicken in marinade and turn until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour.

    4. Remove chicken from refrigerator, discard any excess marinade. Preheat the grill. Lay the chicken breasts flat on the cooking surface. Grill chicken over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked, basting frequently for first 5 minutes. Discard any remaining marinade.

    Stove Method

    1. Cut chicken breasts into bite sizes and apply the same marinade. Use a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray over medium high heat.

    2. Cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until thoroughly cooked. Baste with marinade when chicken is turned.

    Served each chicken breasts topped with slices of lemon.

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