Grilled Lemon Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by cmirish

Comes out tender and juicy every time, and very simple-I'll make 3 at a time when we have guests and never have any leftovers! My husband calls this "lemon butt chicken"!

Top Review by lovemycrock

Delicious without being too lemony! My guests loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 whole chicken, 3-4 lbs
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat grill on medium.
  2. Rinse chicken and pat dry-place in 8x8 foil pan.
  3. Juice lemon-place juiced lemon halves in chicken cavity.
  4. Mix lemon juice, olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper-brush about half over chicken.
  5. Place pan on grill over indirect heat and cover-cook 1-2 hours depending on your grill and the size of your chicken-baste with remaining mixture halfway through cooking time.
  6. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before carving.

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