Grilled Lemon Chicken

Here’s to wowing your dinner guests while appealing to everyone’s taste buds. Cheers!

This recipe is a favorite by everyone who has ever tried it. I eat it with a side salad or basmati rice. I also like to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs because they stay juicy when you grill them. One great thing you can do with this recipe is make the marinade and add it to chicken, place it in a freezer zip lock bag or Tupperware and freeze it. Then when you’re ready to cook it just defrost it in the refrigerator and while it is defrosting it will marinade. There are a few options to cooking this marinade, which I will share with you.

2 pounds chicken
1 white onion grated
¼ tsp turmeric
¼ cup dry parsley
1 TBS paprika
2 cups lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Grill
Combine all ingredients and marinade 4-24 hours. Heat grill and place chicken directly on the grill. If your grill has 2 shelves, place them on the top shelf, otherwise if it is directly on the fire lower the heat to medium. I like to turn my chicken every 4-5 minutes until cooked.

Broil

The other option is to use the marinade to broil a whole chicken. You need an oven safe dish that the chicken fits into completely. Place the chicken breast side down. Then add the marinade over the chicken. Cook the chicken according to weight. However, approximately 15 minutes before the chicken is done, carefully turn the chicken over and allow the breast to turn a golden brown color.

Salad

I typically like my salads to look like a box of crayons. However, the flavor of the chicken is so delicious that I keep my salad simple for this meal.

2 Cups mixed green
½ avocado sliced
¼ cups shredded carrots or 8 baby carrots chopped
8 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
2 TBS olive oil
3 TBS peach balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

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