The original name of this recipe is “Lemon BBQ Chicken”. I call it “Fire Chicken” because when Chicken Legs puts it on the grill it flames up like this (from the oil in the marinade).
I love this chicken. It might be my favorite chicken marinade, and that is saying a lot since I am a self-proclaimed “chickitarian”! It is so tender and flavorful. It has a nice tangy flavor from the lemon. It is really simple to put together. I like to let it marinate overnight (it is easier to put together the night before and it tastes better the longer it marinates). I usually cook extra chicken to eat the next day.
Lemon BBQ Chicken
Recipe from Candlelight and Wisteria, page 193
- 6 chicken breasts
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbs salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp crushed basil
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp thyme leaves, crushed
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Mix all ingredients, except chicken. Pierce chicken with fork and put in large zip-lock bag. Pour mixture over chicken and marinate overnight in refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before placing chicken on the grill.