How to make Grilled Lemon Chicken -

The taste of lemon and fresh herbs is very prominent in this delicious grilled chicken

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken breasts with skin, Lemon juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 4-5 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken breasts with skin 2

  • Lemon juice 2-3 tablespoons

  • Lemon 1

  • Fresh rosemary sprigs 4-5

  • Fresh thyme sprigs 4-5

  • Fresh oregano sprigs 5-6

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Oil for grilling

  • Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling


Step 1

Mix rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic, crushed peppercorns and salt in a bowl. Add 2 tbsps olive oil and crush the mixture with a pestle. Add 2-3 tbsps lemon juice and red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 2

Add chicken breasts and rub the mixture thoroughly over them. Set aside to marinate for 4-5 hours.

Step 3

Thinly slice 1 lemon. Heat oil in a non-stick grill pan.

Step 4

Insert 2 lemon slices under the skin of each marinated chicken breast and place them on the grill pan and grill. Turn over when the underside is lightly browned.

Step 5

Place two bricks covered with aluminum foil on the chicken breasts and grill on high heat till the grill marks appear underside. Flip and place the bricks again on the grilled side and grill till the grill marks appear on the other side too.

Step 6

Arrange the grilled lemon chicken on a serving plate, garnish with remaining lemon slices, drizzle extra-virgin olive oil them and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.