Lemon Garlic Chicken

piece of chicken on a white tray

5 basic ingredients are all you need for my lemon garlic chicken. A boneless chicken breast that is seasoned and grilled, and ready to bring to the table in no time. 

lemon chicken on platter

If you enjoy grilling, you will love this simple garlic lemon chicken. Fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, parsley and some olive oil are all you need. 

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Throw this chicken on the grill, pair with potatoes, pasta salad, grilled vegetables or any other favorite sides. 

raw chicken seasoned in a white baking dish on table

Can I Use Bone In Chicken

If you prefer to use a bone in chicken, go right ahead. You just need to cook the chicken longer. Depending on the cut and size will vary in how long you need to grill. 

How to Know Chicken Is Fully Cooked

You will use a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches 165 degrees internally. If you use bone in meat, don’t touch the bone with thermometer or it will give a false reading. 

Also, check to ensure the chicken is no longer pink when you cut into it, and juices run clear. 

chicken on counter with salad and vegetables by it

Storing And Meal Prepping

If you have extra chicken on hand, go right ahead and refrigerate it. Grilled lemon chicken is great to eat cold the next day. We love to dive it up and pile on top a crisp green salad. 

Or you can meal prep with the chicken paired with mixed vegetables, rice, etc. the grilled breasts are wonderful to meal prep for lunches or even dinners. 

A no fuss mom win for sure. Kids and adults all love this recipe. 

Can I Double Recipe

Make as much or as little as you would like with this chicken. The biggest thing is to measure correctly and batch cook. If you don’t have enough room, batch cook. 

Ensure your chicken is in a single layer and not touching. Otherwise, you will run into uneven cooking with undercooked areas. 

Best Grill to Use

Indoor or outdoor will work for this recipe. I prefer grills that I can control the heat for and even cook. . 

If you only have a charcoal grill just do your best on the heat and adjust the cooking time as needed. 

Indoor grills are great as well. No matter rain or shine you have a delicious grilled chicken to serve up. 

lemon garlic chicken on a plate with salad

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe is the perfect Grilled Chicken Recipe for summer. It's full of flavor and easy to make with only 5 ingredients.


  • 2 Lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Parsley Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced Garlic


    1. Place Uncooked Chicken Breasts in a Gallon Size Ziploc Bag
    2. Add Olive Oil, Parsley, Lemon Juice and Garlic to the Bag
    3. Seal the Bag tightly and mix well until the Chicken is Coated Completely
    4. Grill on High Heat for 5-7 Minutes on Each Side until internal Temperature is 165°F (Optional: You can also bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes until the internal temperature is 165° )


Prep Ahead Instructions -
In a large Ziploc Bag place the Chicken Breasts, Olive Oil, Parsley Flakes, Lemon Juice and Minced Garlic. Seat tightly and mix everything together. Place in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Cooking Instructions -
Grill on High Heat for 5-7 Minutes on Each Side until internal Temperature is 165°F (Optional: You can also bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes until the internal temperature is 165° )

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 47g
Lemon Garlic Chicken

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