Grilled Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe

This past year I’ve been focusing on how I’m eating and today I’m bringing you a Keto friendly Grilled Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe that’s super friendly for people eating Keto, Whole 30, Paleo or just mindfully. In the past 10 months I’ve lost 50 pounds and have begun to face my emotional eating issues.

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What a bitch that is….honestly when you’re aware of something like emotional eating, it’s just no fun to do it anymore. It’s like when I began my 12 Step Program for alcoholism…I became aware of my issue and couldn’t hide in it anymore. So these days I have implemented positive ways to deal with my emotions. I meditate, work out, talk to someone or even just breathe deeply and live THROUGH the emotions knowing they will pass.

How did a simple recipe become my soul-spewing writing here? You all do that to me. You’re my tribe to keep me accountable and I’m grateful!

Anywhoo…if you’d like info on How I lost 50 Pounds click the link and for more Keto Recipes click that one

Grilled Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe

Grilled Garlic Lemon Chicken recipe plate

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 chicken legs
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • ¼ c lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp oil (or butter)
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced (healthy teaspoons!)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • as desired salt and pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Cut off any excess fat from the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large ziplock bag, combine all ingredients and let marinade at least 4 – 5 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium, or 350
  4. Begin to grill the chicken, watching for flare ups and burning
  5. A good tip for cooking the chicken is to have a cooler area of the grill. So reduce the heat on a burner (or move coals), and place the chicken in the cooler side of the grill and close the lid when cooking. This will help prevent major flare ups and burning. Cook for approximately 35 minutes for the thighs and 30 minutes for the legs. Check the internal temperature often and, again, watching for flare ups and turning the chicken often.
  6. Chicken is done when you reach an internal temp of 180 and the juices are running clear.
  7. Remove from the grill and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

NOTES: This recipe can be made with any bone-in chicken pieces you prefer. Just be careful that grilling with the skin on creates some flareups sometimes, as the fat renders from under the skin.
Also, the marinade can be doubled if you prefer a much stronger garlic and lemon flavour.

Grilled Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Grilled Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 4 chicken legs
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • ¼ c lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp oil (or butter)
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced (healthy teaspoons!)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • as desired salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut off any excess fat from the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large ziplock bag, combine all ingredients and let marinade at least 4 – 5 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium, or 350
  4. Begin to grill the chicken, watching for flare ups and burning
  5. A good tip for cooking the chicken is to have a cooler area of the grill. So reduce the heat on a burner (or move coals), and place the chicken in the cooler side of the grill and close the lid when cooking. This will help prevent major flare ups and burning. Cook for approximately 35 minutes for the thighs and 30 minutes for the legs. Check the internal temperature often and, again, watching for flare ups and turning the chicken often.
  6. Chicken is done when you reach an internal temp of 180 and the juices are running clear.
  7. Remove from the grill and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


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