Lemon-Cinnamon Chicken (Grill or BBQ)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is from the magazine "Eating Well" and is a tasty low calorie way to prepare chicken. The cook time will vary depending on the size of the breasts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow, non mettalic dish large enough to hold the chicken breasts in single layer combine the lemon juice, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, tomato paste& jalapeno.
  2. Season with salt& pepper, stir to mix.
  3. Place the chicken in the marinade, turn to coat evenly, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge.
  4. Marinate at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours Drain chicken and discard the marinade Grill or broil on a lightly greased rack Apprx 5-7 minutes each side or until done Garnish with lemon wedges and oregano, if desired.
Most Helpful

I am giving this a 4-star rating because my husband really liked it, but the taste wasn't really for me personally. It was VERY simple to make however!

CulinaryExplorer September 30, 2008

My dad made this for dinner. I really liked it because it was lemony and I like lemons.

webkinzfan May 01, 2007

I thought it was good. Perhaps I grilled it a bit too hot--carmelized the lemon on the grill marks and that was a little bitter. Also on the whole, a bit too intensely lemony tart for my palate. I still think its a keeper but will fiddle with it a bit for the next for the next go around--slightly cooler temp with a longer grill time and maybe a touch of sugar to moderate the tartness. Still, a great concept--cinnamon on chicken who woulda thunk it!

The Innominate Chef April 29, 2007