Heart Healthy Recipes - Grilled Lemon Chicken

Article Index
Heart Healthy Recipes
• Spinach Berry Salad
• White Bean Dip
• Corn tomales with avocado-tomatillo salsa
• Rice & Beans Salad
• Broccoli Cheddar Bake
• Crispy Potato Skins
• Vegetable Slaw
• Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
• Sauteed Fresh Corn
• Glazed Root Vegetables
• Grilled Lemon Chicken
• Poached Salmon
• Baked Penne Florentine
• Light Colorado Quiche
• Beef Fajitas
• Chicken & Asparagun Tossed with Penne
• Curried Pork Tenderloin in Apple Cider
• Zucchini Lasagna
• Chicken Marsala
• Caribbean Casserole
• Pumpkin Pie
• Irish Brown Bread
• Carrot and Spick Quickbread
• Orange Dream
• Three-Grain Raspberry Muffins
• Apple Berry Cobbler
• Mini Cherry Pies
All Pages

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Serves 4
Prep: 20 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Grill: 12 minutes

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 ¼ pounds total)
½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel (zest)
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely snipped fresh lemon thyme or thyme
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 lemons, halves
Fresh lemon thyme or thyme sprigs, optional


  • Place the chicken in a resealable plastic bag in a shallow bowl. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together chicken broth, lemon peel, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon thyme, and pepper. Pour over chicken. Seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken, reserving marinade.
  • Grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink (170°F), turning and brushing with marinade halfway through grilling. Discard any remaining marinade. Add lemon halves to grill for the last 3 minutes of grilling.
  • Serve chicken with grilled lemons and, if desired, top with additional fresh thyme

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories: 161
Cholesterol: 82 mg
Protein: 33 g
Fiber: 4 g
Total fat: 1.8 g
Saturated fat: 5 g