Lemon Sage Chicken Recipe

Grilled Chicken
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  • 77 mins
  • Prep: 65 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Ratings (5)

Marinating budget-friendly chicken pieces in herb-laced lemon juice and oil allows this succulent lemon sage chicken recipe to stay juicy through the cooking process. Simple grilled or baked potatoes, a fresh chopped salad, and a plate of fruit turn this into a complete, wholesome meal.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds chicken pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (reduce to 1/4 teaspoon if using sodium-containing chicken)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make It

Stir the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, sage, garlic, salt, and pepper until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour the lemon-sage marinade into a large glass baking dish; add the chicken to the dish, turning the pieces once to coat with the marinade. Cover the dish and refrigerate the chicken for 1 hour, turning the pieces once every 15 minutes.

Preheat a grill or brush a large skillet with oil and set it over medium-high heat.

Arrange all the chicken pieces on the grill or place the chicken, in batches, into the hot skillet. Discard the marinade. Cook the chicken for 4 to 6 minutes on each side. The chicken is done when the thickest part feels firm to the touch and tests 165F on an instant-read thermometer. Serve hot as an entree or refrigerate the chicken and serve it sliced in a salad.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 473
Total Fat 29 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 15 g
Cholesterol 127 mg
Sodium 414 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 42 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)