Grilled Italian Lemon Chicken

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Light summer fare. especially good when the oregano is abundant in your garden. From the Amalfi region of Italy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients and whisk well to make marinade.
  2. Combine last 4 ingredients and whisk to make chicken seasoning.
  3. Prepare grill for direct/indirect grilling.
  4. Season chicken on both sides.
  5. Sear chicken over direct heat, then cook indirect to approx 145°F internal temp (slightly underdone).
  6. Remove chicken from heat and cool until cool enough to handle.
  7. Cut chicken into large bite size chunks (i.e. a breast will usually make 3 or 4 chunks, a thigh makes 2, etc.).
  8. Place pieces cut side down in baking dish.Use a dish of such dimensions as to keep the pieces standing up against each other.
  9. Pour marinade evenly over chicken and let marinade 30 minute.
  10. Meanwhile, preheat oven (or gas grill) to 375°F, then bake 40 minutes.
  11. Serve on a platter and spoon half of juices/marinade over the top.
  12. Remaining juices may be served on the side in ramekins, or bowl to be passed.
  13. Note: You may substitute Caventer's Greek seasoning for the last 4 ingredients. We do.
Most Helpful

this was just wonderful. My two year old daughter gobbled it up too. thank you for sharing!

Bethany'smom February 23, 2010

***This review includes modifications to the technique that may alter the flavor and appearance** This was an excellent grilled chicken. I actually prepared it in reverse. I baked it at 375 degrees on speed bake until the temp reached 145 degrees, added the marinade and let it sit for 30 minutes, then grilled it until it was finished. I brought the marinade to a boil and served it on the side. As a sauce, the marinade was a bit too sweet for our liking so next time we will reduce the sugar. Very, very tasty!

Cook4_6 June 22, 2009

Good grilled chicken. We used whole breasts vs whole chicken. For PAC.

Vicki in CT September 29, 2007