Lemon Zest Grilled Chicken

Lemon Zest Grilled Chicken


Prep Time:  minutes
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[Total: 5   Average: 4.6/5]

Labor Day Weekend is here which means it’s the official “end of summer.” Friends will be firing up their grills this weekend grilling the usual steaks and burgers. Here is a great grilled chicken recipe for your long weekend holiday. Remember that if you don’t have a grill you can cook these chicken breasts in a grill pan. 

  • 1 Pound Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Zest
  • 3 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/3 Cup Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  1. Fire up your grill to a medium-high heat.
  2. In food processor or blender combine, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, red wine vinaigrette dressing, kosher salt, and pepper. Pulse until well blended.
  3. Place chicken breasts in shallow baking dish. Pour marinade over chicken. Turn chicken over so that both sides get plenty of marinade.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  5. When ready to grill remove chicken from marinade and throw away marinade.
  6. Place chicken on grill and cook for 5 to 8 minutes on each side. You will want internal temperature to reach 165 degrees.
  7. Remove from grill and transfer to serving platter. Serve with fresh vegetables and rice.
  8. Serves 4
  9. © Victoria Hart Glavin


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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