Grilled Citrus and Herb Chicken Recipe

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Dolores James Modified: March 25, 2022
Grilled Citrus and Herb Chicken Recipe

How To Make Grilled Citrus and Herb Chicken

Tender chicken breasts are marinated in orange juice, herbs, and olive oil, for a flavorful grilled herb chicken that’s perfect for summer barbecue parties!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless, preferably thin cut
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 2clovesgarlic,finely minced
  • 1lemon,juiced and zested
  • 1orange,juiced and zested
  • ½tspdried basil
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • ¼tspdried thyme
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspparsley,chopped
  • lemon wedges,for serving, optional


  1. Place the olive oil, garlic, lemon and orange zest, lemon and orange juice, basil, oregano and thyme in a resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to combine.

  2. Place the chicken in the bag, seal and shake until chicken is coated with the marinade.

  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

  4. Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium high heat.

  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and season both sides generously with salt and pepper.

  6. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.

  7. Remove from grill and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve, with lemon wedges if desired.

  8. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 341.03kcal
  • Fat: 24.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.91g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.99g
  • Fiber: 1.73g
  • Sugar: 3.64g
  • Protein: 24.43g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 431.09mg
  • Calcium: 44.45mg
  • Potassium: 366.93mg
  • Iron: 1.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 39.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 31.85mg
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