Light grilled lemon chicken breasts for a tasty midweek meal

Light grilled lemon chicken breasts for a tasty midweek meal

By 02/09/2016

Light, tasty, quick and healthy. Could you ask for anything more?

I can hardly call this a recipe with so few ingredients but sooo much taste indeed!

I had several barbecues in the garden this summer but the taste and the cravings for barbecued food hasn't gone away.

So what to do? I marinated some chicken and popped it on my beloved sizzling hot griddle pan which has never failed me once. I call it my "winter-time indoor barbecue"!

My chicken breasts cooked in just 15 minutes and they acquired a fabulous chargrilled taste. For best results marinate the meat for as long as possible. Chicken breasts are particularly quick to cook but you can do chicken thighs in the same way too, just cook them longer.

This recipe serves 2.

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 2


Roughly chop the herbs with a knife, put them in a bowl with the garlic and the juice of 1 lemon.

Cut half of the other lemon, slice it and put it in the bowl too. Add the chicken breasts, 2 tbsp of olive oil, a grind of pepper and mix well. Let it marinate for at least a couple of hours or longer if possible. If you can leave it overnight in the fridge. Remove it from the fridge 1 hour before cooking it.

marinating chicken

Discard the marinade. Season and massage the chicken with salt. Heat up a griddle pan until very hot then cook the chicken breasts for about 6 minutes each side depending on how large they are. Check for doneness. Chicken always needs to be cooked through.

Serve the chicken on a bed of fresh arugola or mixed salad, lemon wedges and a drizzle of olive oil.

Marinated grilled lemon chicken breast

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16 Responses to Light grilled lemon chicken breasts for a tasty midweek meal

  1. GiGi Eats

    So simple, yet so friggin’ delicious!!!

  2. gloria

    Love these chicken breasts Alida ! Look wonderful 🙂

    • Alida

      Chicken breast always make easy last minute meals.

  3. elisabetta

    Chicken is absolutely divine when cooked with these ingredients. A true marriage made in heaven.

    • Alida

      Simplicity always work. Buon weekend!

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Alida, this is almost like my everyday meal….mine is with extra huge portion of salad…simple and delicious!

    • Alida

      Lots of salad! Very good.

  5. Chiara

    semplice, delizioso e perfetto per chi vuole restare in linea !Buona domenica Alida

    • Alida

      Si leggerissimo il pollo fatto cosi

    • Alida

      Absolutely, more recipes on its way 🙂

  6. La cucina di Molly

    Ciao Alida, rieccomi dopo la pausa estiva! Ottimo piatto, le ricette semplici sono le migliori, complimenti! Un bacione!

    • Alida

      Arrivo adesso a vedere le tue ultime ricette, bentornata!

  7. uno spicchio di melone

    Ciao tesoro! Che presentazione meravigliosa! BRAVA!!!
    Un caro saluto!

    • Alida

      Molto gentile cara. Grazie!

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