Lemon-and-Herb-Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs

Experience the tantalizing fusion of zesty lemon and aromatic herbs with these Lemon-and-Herb-Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs. This dish is a celebration of flavors and a delightful journey into the world of grilling.

Perfect for both a family dinner or a weekend BBQ, this recipe is designed to impress your taste buds and elevate your culinary skills, even if you’re just starting out in the kitchen.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (excluding marinating time)
  • Marinating Time: 2 hours to overnight
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes (minimum)

Serving Size

  • Serves 4 people


  • 8 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, honey, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  2. Add the chicken thighs to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove chicken from the marinade and place it on the grill. Grill for about 7-10 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C).
  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving, if desired.

Nutritional Information

NutrientPer Serving
Calories450 kcal
Protein35 g
Fat32 g
Carbohydrates4 g
Sodium650 mg

Enjoy your Lemon-and-Herb-Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete, satisfying meal!