Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A nice marinade made with things you have on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, vinegar, lemon peel, garlic, pepper and basil.
  2. Put chicken in a shallow glass dish and cover with the preceding marinade.
  3. Marinate 30 to 45 minutes or overnight.
  4. Grill or broil chicken until lightly browned.
  5. Garnish with extra lemon slices and fresh basil leaves.


Most Helpful

This is the very best marinade I have ever made. I gave up on bbq chicken, it is always dry and not too tasty, unless you smother it in sauce. Not so with this marinade, tender and so much flavor. Did add 1/2 tsp. chipotle,1 tsp. sea salt, 2 fresh rosemary sticks with the fresh basil. I used 2 bone in breasts,just put them frozen in bag with, ingredients,by dinner they were prefect. Browned on high grill with pam, than indirect heat about 30 min. Tender and delish. Thank you so much Audrey.

dolores in paradise May 28, 2009

This is a keeper. We grilled the chicken and it was delicious!

TheFarlands May 26, 2009

The marinade in this recipe gives a nice light lemon flavour to the chicken. I baked my chicken breasts in a shallow baking pan lined with non stick paper, however, I will use this recipe in the summer for cooking my chicken on the bar-b-que. A 'keeper' for us. :)

Jen T August 01, 2006

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