Lemon Thyme Chicken

Lemon Thyme chicken


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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

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 mL​ olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chopped​ fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.75 mL 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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