This grilled chicken recipe is marinated in a simple lemon-garlic marinade before grilling. The result is a tender, juicy grilled lemon chicken recipe that's perfect for the summer. Although this grilled chicken recipe is designed for a George Foreman grill (compare prices), you can also make this grilled lemon chicken on a regular grill — but just be sure to flip the chicken halfway through grilling when using a regular grill.
Preparation Tips: Using the George Foreman Grill to Make Chicken
There are a few simple things to keep in mind when grilling chicken with the George Foreman grill. For tender results, use only boneless chicken breasts or thighs. The meat can be cooked as is, or pounded with a meat tenderizer for faster cooking.
Chicken must always be cooked until thoroughly done (about 4 – 6 minutes) to make sure you don't get sick. But don't cut into the chicken half way through cooking on the George Foreman grill — the juices will run out and you'll end up with a dry piece of chicken. To check if fully cooked through, touch the center of the breast with a fork to note firmness. The cooked chicken breast should feel firm, but not hard. Alternatively you can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature (it should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit to eat.)
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- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 large chicken breast fillets)
- In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts, turning to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate marinated chicken for 30 minutes.
- Preheat George Foreman grill or regular grill.
- Cook chicken breasts on grill 5-6 minutes or until cooked through. If using a regular grill, turn chicken breasts halfway through the cooking time.
- Transfer to plates and serve immediately. This dish is best served with a fresh garden salad or a side of grilled veggies.
Cleanup Tips: Immediately after you are done grilling your chicken, unplug the grill and spritz the grilling surfaces with water. Once you have finished eating and the grilling surfaces have cooled, wipe the grill plates using a mild dish soap on a moist sponge or paper towel. Then using just a clean paper towel with a spritz of water, wipe the grill clean. You're done!