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8 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
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Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Oregano

A flavorful fancy chicken dish that is easy to prepare.



  1. To make marinade: In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, oregano, oil, 2 teaspoons coarse salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Divide marinade between 2 large resealable plastic bags. Place 2 chicken halves in each bag; shake to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning bags occasionally.
  3. Pre-heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. Remove chicken from marinade, and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken, skin side up, on grill. Cover and cook, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  4. Turn chicken over; cover and cook until well browned, about 10 to 15 minutes (an instant-read thermometer should register 175 °F (80 °C .when inserted into thickest part of meat, avoiding bone). If chicken is browning too quickly, move to cooler parts of grill or turn grill to low heat.
  5. Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Tent with foil; let rest 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, place lemon halves on grill, cut side down; cook until slightly charred, 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Cut chicken pieces in half; serve with grilled lemon halves, and, if desired, garnish with oregano sprigs.
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Yumm I had it yesterday for lunch it was so good
10 Oct 10 by member: stillglam
looks good but the calories listed here are way off! I can believe maybe 161 calories for one but not for 4 especially with the skin left on.
17 Oct 10 by member: ThinEd
Thin Ed--the 161 calories is for 1 serving of the 8 servings the recipe makes.
23 Jul 11 by member: successfinally
i love lemon with chicken and this recipe smells amazing and im gonna try
27 Nov 11 by member: profiletree


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Nutrition summary:

There are 161 calories in 1 serving of Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Oregano.
Calorie break-down: 34% fat, 16% carbs, 51% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 58
Calories 161
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6.49g 10%
  Saturated Fat 1.221g 6%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.169g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.344g  
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Potassium 352mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6.88g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
  Sugars 0.13g  
Protein 22.05g  
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 588%
Calcium 51% Iron 90%
of RDI*
(161 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (15%)
Fat (34%)
Protein (51%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories