Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken with Thyme Gremolata

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 310.3
  • Total Fat: 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.4 mg
  • Sodium: 345.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 34.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
    1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    3 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/4 pounds), halved

    For gremolata
    1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
    2 large garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

    lemon slices
    thyme sprigs


In a bowl whisk together lemon juice, pepper, and salt to taste and add oil in a stream, whisking until marinade is emulsified. With a rolling pin or smooth side of a meat pounder flatten chicken 1/4 inch thick between sheets of plastic wrap. In a large resealable plastic bag marinate chicken in marinade, chilled, 30 minutes.
Prepare grill.

Grill chicken on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals until just cooked through, about 4-6 minutes on each side. Chicken can also be roasted in an oven preheated to 425F, for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.

Make gremolata:
In a small bowl stir together gremolata ingredients.

Serve chicken sprinkled with gremolata and garnished with lemon and thyme.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LINZKL.

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  • Very Good
    Sounds tasty. If you have natural lemons(not coated with wax)and roast them w/ chicken it's super tasty! Whew knew lemons mellow with roasting?! - 3/21/10

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  • Very Good
    sounds fabulous! - would be a great pot-luck item! - 3/19/07

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