Lemon chicken with mint


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 servings
*PLUS Grilling Time: 12 minutes
Lemon chicken with mint

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint, or basil leaves

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp dried basil, or oregano leaves

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • lemon wedges, for garnish (optional)


  • Finely chop mint. Finely grate 1 tsp (5 mL) peel from lemon into a large bowl. Squeeze in 1/4 cup (50 mL) lemon juice. Stir in half of mint and all of oil, Dijon, garlic powder, salt and basil. Add chicken and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature while barbecue heats.

  • Lightly oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. Remove chicken from lemon mixture and place on grill. Save lemon mixture. Barbecue with lid closed 6 minutes. Brush tops of chicken with remaining lemon mixture, then turn over and continue grilling until chicken is springy when pressed, 6 to 8 more minutes. Remove from grill to a platter. Sprinkle with remaining chopped mint. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 222, Protein 31.1g, Carbohydrates 2.6g, Fat 9.2g.

We bet this will become your last-minute grilling favourite since you only need a few dried herbs, a little Dijon and fresh lemon juice to create a flavourful baste. No long marinating needed! Sprigs of mint from the garden add a refreshing finishing touch.