Lemon Garlic and Herb Marinade

Lemon, Garlic, and Herbs. If those three words don’t get your mouth watering, one bite of your favorite cut of chicken marinated in this great sauce, will have your taste buds jumping for joy.



1/3 cup olive oil

3 Tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe measurements intended for 2 pounds of chicken. Marinate for 30 minutes.


1. In a 1.5 quart non-reactive bowl, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients. Place marinade and chicken in a sealable plastic bag. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

2. Remove chicken from the marinade. Discard marinade. Grill chicken or cook on the stove top.

3. Use a food thermometer to determine that the chicken has reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F for boneless chicken. For bone-in chicken, 180°F for whole chickens, thighs, drumsticks and wings; 170°F for breasts.