Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken

by Marla on July 24, 2009 · 10 comments

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I always make my Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken in a large quantity  so we have plenty to grab throughout the week. I mention over and over how important it is to have fresh, healthy food on hand so you don’t fall off the wagon and eat the wrong stuff. Chicken breast is lean and jam packed with protein, it lends itself easy to a huge range of flavors. I add this chicken to veggie soups, pasta, rice and salads for meals throughout the day.

Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken Recipe | ( @marlameridith )

For my kids I make chicken a little more exciting by cutting it up into small pieces and plating it with a few dips. Organic ketchup, BBQ sauce, creamy ranch, salsa, hummus and soy sauce are all delicious dips.

What is your favorite way to prepare chicken?

Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes

Yield: four 4 ounce servings

Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless organic chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup garlic olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons tumeric
  • a few pinches of salt and black pepper
  • chopped fresh italian parsley for garnish


  • Trim any fat and clean chicken. Put chicken in bowl with garlic oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and tumeric, mix well with your hands. If you have time, do this in the morning and marinate all day in the fridge. If this is last minute try to give chicken about an hour in the marinade.
  • Pre heat grill on medium high heat. Grill chicken about 5-7 minutes per side until inside is cooked through and juices run clear. Let rest a few minutes, plate and garnish with chopped Cilantro or Parsley.


Not only is Tumeric know for a wide range of health benefits but it gives the chicken a beautiful yellow color. It will make your hands turn yellow, you can wear gloves if you wish.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tanya July 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I made this last night and it was good! I didn’t have time to let it marinade, so I know it could have been waaaay better. I also used a grill pan instead of bbq since we were out of propane. Love the tumeric! Thanks!


2 Amanda Munhollon April 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

Love this recipe, sounds yummy-will be making it this week!


3 Laura December 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I’m trying this out tonight! Had to make a few modifications though, my local grocery store doesn’t have tumeric or garlic olive oil. But I think it should turn out just fine.


4 Marla December 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm

It should be great Laura! Enjoy :)


5 Jen November 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

lemon garlic chicken


6 Jen November 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

Chicken with lemon and garlic recipe


7 Maribel f October 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Sounds and looks delicious I’m gona try this today


8 Susan Smith October 6, 2014 at 6:24 am

This sounds delicious and so healthy. I’m on a weight loss program and I’m always looking for healthy options.


9 Shannon October 7, 2014 at 9:08 am

Sounds really good, I’ll have to print this one out


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