Fire Chicken – Lemon BBQ Chicken

Lemon BBQ Chicken - chicken marinated in oil, lemon juice and spices. Fantastic flavor and never dry! We always double the recipe for leftover chicken. THE BEST grilled chicken recipe!
 

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 - chicken marinated in oil, lemon juice and spices. Fantastic flavor and never dry! We always double the recipe for leftover chicken. THE BEST grilled chicken recipe!
Lemon BBQ Chicken - chicken marinated in oil, lemon juice and spices. Fantastic flavor and never dry! We always double the recipe for leftover chicken. THE BEST grilled chicken recipe!

Lemon BBQ Chicken - chicken marinated in oil, lemon juice and spices. Fantastic flavor and never dry! We always double the recipe for leftover chicken. THE BEST grilled chicken recipe!

Lemon BBQ Chicken
Recipe from Candlelight and Wisteria, page 193
serves 4
(Printable Recipe)

  • 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.

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  1. Janet – it usually takes about 4-5 lemons to get 1/2 cup of juice. It will just depend on how big they are.

  2. Yes – I used boneless and skinless chicken. This would work with bone-in chicken as well. You just need to cook it longer. Enjoy!

  3. Looks delish. We need more chix recipes…thanks. Going camping next weekend so we'll be cooking over the fire. Yum!!!????

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