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Grilled Lemon Dill Chicken Recipe

Grilled Lemon Dill Chicken Recipe

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.

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"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'


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 13x9-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

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