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Grilled chicken on cutting board

Lemon Basil Honey Grilled Chicken

A delicious and easy marinade for clean, almost-oil-free chicken! Great for meal prep or just .. meals. Ha.
5 from 1 vote
Author Lillie
Course chicken
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 -14
Calories 153 kcal


  • 4 lb chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 12 cloves of garlic or frozen dorot cubes!
  • 10 frozen Dorot basil cubes or a large handful of finely chopped basil
  • 1.5 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • EXTRA kosher salt for right before grilling


  • (Optional)* Carefully butterfly your chicken breasts by cutting them in half lengthwise so each piece is thinner and easier to grill evenly. (Of course you could also use tenderloins or you can cube your breasts for some fabulous skewers like these Moroccan ones.)
  • Place chicken in a large ziplock bag
  • Whisk together all marinade ingredients and pour it over chicken. Let in marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Heat grill, grill pan, or a heavy-bottomed pan over medium high heat. (We always grill for less mess and more cook-space!)
  • Spray preheated surface with cooking spray, sprinkle chicken with one more good pinch of kosher salt and grill for about 3-5 minutes per side depending on thickness... until it's no longer pink inside. (Duh- I feel like there's some rule that I'd better say that- ha.)
  • Remove and tent with foil while it rests for 5 minutes.


  • *You can always grill the breasts whole. I just prefer, when I'm working with whole chicken breasts, to either cut in chunks and skewer, or butterfly, for ease of grilling and a little more crispy surface area.
  • If you track in My Fitness Pal, you can search "Lillie Eats and Tells Lemon Basil Honey Grilled Chicken" and log as many grams of COOKED chicken you eat!


Serving: 100gCalories: 153kcalFat: 2.6gProtein: 29.2gCarbohydrates: 2.3g
Keywords barbecue, basil, chicken, grilled, healthy, honey, lemon, protein, summer

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