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grilled chicken and zucchini on a grill pan

Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken and zucchini

Tender and juicy chicken breasts marinated in lemon, garlic, and grilled to perfection
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
marinade 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 185kcal
Author Rena


  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 large zucchini sliced into 1/2 inch pieces on the diagonal


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add chicken breast to a Ziploc bag and pour over the lemony marinade; seal the bag and gently press the marinade around the chicken to evenly coat. Refrigerate and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile thoroughly wash the zucchini and pat the excess moisture with a paper towel.
  • Using a sharp knife cut off the ends. Now simply, make diagonal cuts across the zucchini to get 1/2 inch-thick pieces.
  • Spray the grill with some cooking spray and preheat to medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it onto the preheated grill along with zucchini slices.
  • Grill the chicken breast for 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted reads 165F. Zucchini will cook pretty fast, it should take no longer than 5 minutes to get nicely charred and tender.
  • Once done, remove from the grill and serve hot.


  • Use lemon or lime. Use fresh lemons instead of lemons in a jar or bottle for better flavor.
  • Other oils to use: avocado oil or grapeseed oil
  • We used zucchini, but you can use any other veggies
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 596mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg