My Favorite Grilled Lemon Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ina Garten's fantastically EASY (we won't forget flavorful and juicy!) grilled lemon chicken. Recipe from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. (I love to serve this with a crisp green salad and a glass of white wine. -Yum!) **Time does not include marinating hours**

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large non-reactive bowl, whisk together all ingredients and add chicken to coat.
  2. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 6 hours to overnight.
  3. Over a hot grill, cook chicken breasts for 10 minutes on each side, until just cooked through.
  4. Cool slightly, slice and serve.
  5. At this point, you may skewer with wooden skewers and serve with satay dip, if desired.


Most Helpful

My mother found this recipe in one of my Barefoot Contessa books and made it. My picky eater son absolutely loves it. I especially like it with Ina Garten's 'couscous' recipe from the same book ( a lovely combination). You'll really love this recipe.

Baklava June 06, 2008

Add another 5* review. Due to an unexpected change in plans these marinated for two days and it didn't hurt a thing. Dh commented on how great the chicken was until I had to thank him for the compliment half a dozen times. Easy, fresh and a classic.

sugarpea March 07, 2008

This was a great recipe for grilled chicken. The chicken was moist and so flavorful!!! The olive oil really helped keep the chicken from sticking to the grill as well. This is a keeper. Thanks Hollyfrolly! *PAC 2007*

NcMysteryShopper September 21, 2007

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