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Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken
Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Lemon chicken, an easy summertime dinner from the grill, becomes a bit more interesting when served atop a bed of almond couscous. The nice thing about couscous, which is eaten by just about everyone in North Africa and the Middle ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 4
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 1/4 pounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 lemons, cut in half

Step 1Heat the grill or broiler.

Step 2Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally if they're thick and place them on a plate. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice and minced garlic and pour it over the chicken. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 3Grill the chicken over a medium-hot fire or broil until a meat thermometer reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees and the breasts are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Place the lemons cut side down on the grill until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 4To serve, slice the breasts diagonally into 5 pieces. Mound the couscous on each serving plate and place a sliced chicken breast on top. Squeeze the grilled lemon on the chicken and couscous.


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