4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

Chicken breasts are pounded thin with a meat mallet or rolling pin to create paillards; the increased surface allows you to use even more of the flavorful rub.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

Step 3

Combine lemon rind and next 6 ingredients (through minced garlic); rub evenly over both sides of chicken. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 3 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove from heat. Squeeze 1 lemon wedge evenly over each chicken breast half. Sprinkle parsley evenly over chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

jenni584's Review

June 20, 2011
I used fresh oregano because I have a little herb garden... forgot to count that into the equation though when I made the rub (you need to double the amount). The chicken came out ok but now I know why it was only ok. BUT I also did the same rub with some summer squash. OMG the best squash I've ever had!!!! I have a pan/tray thing that you set in the bbq and I cooked it while I did the chicken. AMAZING!!!!!


August 28, 2015
Fantastic!! My whole family (of 7) loved it!!  

jamie14's Review

June 10, 2014
super easy and tastes great! Perfect for a weeknight meal

Lasokos's Review

May 18, 2014

stacyj9's Review

June 12, 2012
One of my favorite go-to grilled chicken recipes. Quick, easy, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand.

AshlieO's Review

March 21, 2012
This was fantastic! I made it for a special occasion but it is perfect for a weeknight meal as well.

Scubamick's Review

September 24, 2011

mrscrazyed's Review

September 21, 2011
Don't know what I did wrong, but we found this dish lacking in flavor. If I were to do it again, I would let the chicken marinate in the lemon juice and spices for awhile with hope of kicking it up a notch.

BayouBecky's Review

September 02, 2011
I made this recipe just as it was given and really liked it. The Greek salad recipe was a bit too tart for my taste. I would serve with a pasta salad or tone down the vinegar in the Greek salad.

healthyfoodfan's Review

July 13, 2011
Delicious!!! My husband and 5-year old son LOVED this dish. The rub is full of flavor and so easy. Had a little bit of leftovers, but oddly, the chicken didn't taste so good the next day. Will do again for sure and eat it all up or use the leftovers on a salad or something if there are any. Excellent!!!