Broiled (Or Barbecued) Chicken With Lemon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is adapted from Perfect Greek a collection of essential recipes. You can broil the chicken or grill on the back yard barbecue. Note: The times indicated do not include marinating time of at least 2 hours.


  1. Prick the skin of the chicken quarters all over with a fork. Place the chicken in a zip bag and add the lemon juice, oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Reserve the zest for garnishing later.
  2. Close the bag and shake and squish contents to mix well and coat the chicken. Let rest in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the broiler or barbecue. Baste chicken with marinade periodically and broil or grill at least 30 - 40 minutes, or until done (the juices will run clear when pierced with a skewer).
  4. Serve hot, with lemon zest sprinkled over the chicken.


Most Helpful

We really like this chicken. I was lucky enough to find a tiny chicken that I just cut in half for the two of us. It marinated around 4 hours before grilling.

threeovens July 17, 2013

Very good chicken! We used chicken breasts and bbq'ed on the gas grill. To go along with the lemon flavors already in the marinade I added lemon pepper instead of black and a couple shakes of celery seed, my all time favorite. Easy to put together and the chicken is great. Made and reviewed for the Culinary Quest 2016 - Greece.

lauralie41 August 21, 2016

Delicious broiled chicken! I put it under the broiler and it was perfect within 35 minutes. Very flavourful. Thanks for sharing! Made for Culinary Quest 2016 / Greece "Grill it up Greek style" challenge for team IH?

Mia in Germany August 20, 2016

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