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4.25 from 8 votes

Lemon Herb Chicken Recipe

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken - this delicious and easy chicken marinade recipe is perfect for dinner and is only a 30 minute meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $10


  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice about 2-3 lemons, depending on size
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound chicken breasts or chicken breast tenders
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Whisk together lemon juice, garlic, onion powder, oil, salt, pepper, and seasoning.
  • If you’re using chicken breasts, pound lightly with a rolling pin to make them even in size.
  • Place marinade on chicken. Let soak for 15-30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill or griddle to medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill and grill chicken on both sides until done in the middle. Serve warm or room temperature.
  • This chicken goes great on salad!



Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 383mg