Marinated Lemon Chicken Breasts

Marinated Lemon Chicken Breasts

Lemon and herbs add zest to humble chicken breasts.

Chicken is marinated with herbs and lemon zest overnight then basted with a lemon marinade halfway through cooking for a double lemon flavor.

29 min Prep: 5 min Cook: 24 min
Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (12)

  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 T Canola Oil
  • 1 T Sugar
  • 1 T Chopped Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¾ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 Bone In Chicken Breasts, 12-14oz ea
  • 4 Lemons
  • 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 T Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Honey Mustard


  1. Combine, garlic, oil, sugar, rosemary, thyme, lemon rind, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; add chicken and toss until well coated; cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours.
  2. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, honey mustard and remaining salt and pepper in a medium bowl; whisk.
  3. Preheat broiler or grill. Place chicken on a large rimmed baking sheet or grill rack. Broil or grill 16 minutes, turning once.
  4. Baste chicken with lemon juice mixture. Broil 8 more minutes, turning and basting twice, until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of breast registers 165F. Cool 10 minutes, then transfer chicken to a large container and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.