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Lemon Thyme Chicken

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Grilled chicken breasts taste special with lemon and thyme twist.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2
garlic cloves, minced
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves

Steps

  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: In small bowl or jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, lemon juice, thyme and garlic; blend well. Place chicken in shallow baking dish. Pour oil mixture over chicken; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat grill. When ready to grill, remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 14 to 18 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning once.
  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: In small bowl or jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, lemon juice, thyme and garlic; blend well. Place chicken in shallow baking dish. Pour oil mixture over chicken; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat grill. When ready to grill, remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 14 to 18 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning once.

Expert Tips

To broil, place food on broiler pan and broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times provided above as a guide.

One tablespoon of chopped fresh tarragon or one teaspoon of dried tarragon leves is a wonderful substitute for the thyme in this recipe. Or, if lemon thyme is available, use that in place of the regular thyme. It has a light lemony fragrance and taste that will complement this dish.

Garnish your serving platter with fresh lemon wedges and a sprig of fresh thyme.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
27g
27%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
4 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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