George Foreman Grill Lemon Garlic Chicken

Lemon and Garlic Chicken



  • Total: 11 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings, grilled chicken
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
438 Calories
29g Fat
12g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings, grilled chicken
Amount per serving
Calories 438
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 32g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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, you can also make this grilled lemon chicken on a regular grill. 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 to 6 minutes) to make sure you don't get sick. Don't cut into the chicken halfway 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 F to eat.)


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Preheat George Foreman grill or regular grill.

  3. Cook chicken breasts on grill 5 to 6 minutes or until cooked through. If using a regular grill, turn chicken breasts halfway through the cooking time.

  4. 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. When the grilling surfaces have cooled, wipe the grill plates using a mild dish soap on a moist sponge or paper towel. Using a clean paper towel with a spritz of water, wipe the grill clean.

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