Superbly herbed grilled chicken



8 min


10 to 16 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 14 minutes


  • 16 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 12 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 lemons
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper


  • Place chicken in a very large bowl or divide between 2 smaller ones. Pour oil into a large measuring cup or bowl. Squeeze about 1 cup (250 mL) juice from lemons. Whisk into oil along with garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken. Mix until evenly coated. Use right away or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.
  • Lightly oil grill. Heat barbecue to medium. Remove chicken from marinade and place on grill. (You may have to grill in 2 batches.) Save marinade. Grill with lid closed 8 minutes then baste chicken with remaining marinade. Turn chicken and continue to grill with lid closed until chicken feels springy when pressed, 6 to 8 more minutes.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 200,
  • Protein
  • 30.6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g,
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 415 mg.

When you’re cooking for a gang, always throw extra chicken on the barbie. Summer appetites are often surprising, and leftovers make a delicious sandwich, so we’ve planned at least two pieces of chicken per guest. This is an incredibly easy yet flavourful way to grill chicken. Use your favourite cut — we like a mixture of thighs and breasts.