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Grilled Chicken on a cutting board with lemon wedges.
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Simple Grilled Chicken Recipe

This Simple Grilled Chicken Recipe has a lemon, garlic, and herb marinade that makes for the absolute best grilled chicken. You'll make this recipe again and again!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled chicken
Servings: 4 chicken breasts
Calories: 269kcal


  • 2 lemons juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3-4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Place chicken breasts into a large resealable plastic bag or shallow dish. Pour marinade over chicken.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours.
  • Heat an outdoor grill over medium-high heat, about 400 degrees.
  • Grill chicken for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Remove from grill and let rest 5 minutes before serving.



Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 30.7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.2mg