Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Breasts

Grilled chicken breasts are extra-special with a lemon and thyme twist.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

4
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1
tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel
2
teaspoons garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 pounds)

  • 1 If using charcoal grill, place drip pan directly under grilling area, and arrange coals around edge of firebox. Spray grill rack with cooking spray. Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all ingredients except chicken. Sprinkle mixture over chicken.
  • 3 Cover and grill chicken over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 4 to 6 inches from medium-high heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Garnish with additional fresh thyme if desired.

Expert Tips

Use 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves in place of the fresh thyme.

Serve with a mixed greens and sliced strawberry salad, crusty herb bread and tall glasses of iced tea.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
145
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.