Grilled Lemon Chicken – EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and the chicken is so TENDER, juicy, and full of LEMON flavor!! With grilled broccoli on the side, this is a HEALTHY recipe perfect for swimsuit season that tastes AMAZING!!
PREP TIME5 MINUTES
COOK TIME45 MINUTES
ADDITIONAL TIME10 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME1 HOUR
1 1/2 pounds thin-sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts (I had 5 breasts)
1 to 2 teaspoons lemon zest, optional
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 to 2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
fresh basil or parsley, optional for garnishing
lemon slices, optional for garnishing
BROCCOLI (OR ANOTHER VEGETABLE)
2 large heads broccoli, trimmed into florets
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1 teaspoon lemon zest, optional
Chicken – To a large ziptop plastic bag, add all ingredients except basil or parsley, seal, and smoosh around to evenly coat chicken. Place bag in fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight, to marinate.
Lightly oil grill grates and preheat grill to high heat on one side, medium heat on another side.
Broccoli – Place florets in a grill basket, evenly drizzle with olive oil (Tip – many times I use olive oil cooking spray because just a misting is all you need), and evenly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to coat evenly.
Place grill basket over the high/hotter side of the grill and place chicken on the medium heat side; discard bag with marinade.
Close grill lid and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip chicken, stir broccoli, close grill lid, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until chicken is done and cooked through and the broccoli is as charred as desired.
Optionally add lemon zest to broccoli, optional fresh basil or parsley for the chicken, optional lemon slices for garnishing, and serve immediately. Recipe is best fresh but extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.