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Skinny Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

Simple and Delicious, this Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe from the Barefoot Contessa made lighter, healthier and more Weight Watchers friendly. Note: This chicken needs to marinate for several hours before cooking for best flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 253
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 3/4 cup Freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, halved and skin removed (about 8 4-ounce chicken breasts)


  • Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Pour over the chicken breasts in a non-reactive bowl.
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. (Alternatively I place the chicken and marinade in a plastic zipper-lock bag before refrigerating.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry. (Discard the marinade.)
  • Heat a grill, broiler or grill pan and cook the chicken breasts for 5 to 10 minutes on each side (depending on the size and thickness of your chicken breasts), until just cooked through.
  • Serve warm, chilled or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

*2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
*2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
*1 WW Freestyle SmartPoint
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th of recipe or about 3 ounces chicken)
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.1g19%
Carbohydrates 0.9g0%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Protein 33.1g66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course