Community Recipe
from [CKSchirmeier]
Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken

From Barefoot Contessa's original cookbook.

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup(s) lemon juice (4 lemons) (fresh is best here)
  • 3/4 cup(s) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 2 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken breasts halved


1. Whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme together in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken breasts in a nonreactive bowl. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 6 hrs or overnight.

2. Heat a grill and cook the chicken breasts for up to 10 minutes on each side until just cooked through. I find that it may take as little as 7-8 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the meat. Cool slightly and cut diagonally in 1/2-inch thick slices.

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