Lemon Thyme Chicken

Lemon Thyme chicken


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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
262 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 262
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 324mg 7%
*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 is a quick and easy way to prepare tender and delicious chicken breasts. Grill them hot and fast and enjoy ​with your favorite side dish. For best results, try flattening the chicken to nearly half its thickness by covering with plastic wrap and using a kitchen mallet or rolling pin. This allows the marinade to penetrate more efficiently. 

These grilled chicken breasts are perfect for clean eating, high protein, and low carb diets. 


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 1/2 milliliters) sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 3/4 milliliters) black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine oil, lemon juice, thyme, salt, black pepper and garlic in a small bowl.

  2. Place chicken into a resealable plastic bag and cover with mixture.

  3. Seal bag and allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours. 

  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  5. Place chicken on the grill and cook for 12 to 14 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time. 

  6. Discard any remaining marinade.  

  7. Chicken breasts must reach a safe temperature of 165 F in the thickest part before they are considered fully cooked. Once they reach this temperature, remove from heat, place onto a plate and let meat rest for a few minutes before serving.

  8. Slice and serve in wraps and over salads.  

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