Recipe: Lemon Dill Grilled Chicken

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You’re never going to mind the “Guess-who’s-coming-to-dinner?” question again.

Nope, this Lemon Dill Grilled Chicken is quickly going to become your dependable, delicious and easy “old faithful” in your recipe repertoire, a simple yet hugely flavorful grilled chicken that has been marinated in a zesty lemon, lime, dill and dijon mixture.


Citrus Dijon Marinade

2 shallots, cut in half
¾ cup fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp lemon zest
¼ cup Dijon mustard
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
10 sprigs fresh dill, washed and uncut

6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 limes, for serving


1) In a large bowl, whisk shallots, lemon juice, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Pour into a glass 13×9-inch baking dish.

2) Place chicken between two sheets of wax paper and pound to even thickness, about 1/2-inch thick. Add to marinade, scattering dill sprigs on top. Refrigerate 2-8 hours, turning once.

3) Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush and oil the grill grate. Discard marinade and dill, grilling chicken breasts 5-6 minutes per side or until cooked through. Squeeze some lime juice over the cooked chicken and serve with a wedge of lime.

Serves 6

Bite Me Bit: “For mad scientists who keep brains in jars, here’s a tip: why not add a slice of lemon to each jar, for freshness?”
-Jack Handy, ‘Saturday Night Live’

This crunchy, sweet and tart Apple, Mango and Cranberry Coleslaw is the perfect side to this zesty lemon chicken.




Authors of bestselling cookbooks Bite Me, Bite Me Too and Lick Your Plate, saucy sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat love eating, feeding, entertaining and dishing up easy recipes at


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