This simple no carb chicken marinade is perfect for the grill - and delicious baked in the oven or fried stove top as well. Marinated with olive oil, lemon & basil this chicken comes out juicy, tender and full of flavor - so good you don't even need a sauce to go with it. (But if you want one anyway - may I suggest some whipped feta?)
Make the marinade by mixing together lemon zest, lemon juice, basil leaves, olive oil, black pepper and salt in a bowl.
Bring out two plastic bags and place one in the other. Place the chicken in the inner bag and pour over the marinade. Close the bags with a knot and massage the chicken gently through the bags to distribute the marinade evenly. Place in a bowl in the fridge and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour, turning the bags a few times during this time.
Grill your chicken thigh fillets for 8 minutes per side, or as needed to ensure the chicken is cooked through.
Prep time is for making the marinade
Cook time is estimated time for grilling - time is estimated at 8 min/side for chicken thigh filets. This time will vary if using other cooking methods or other cuts of chicken. Please always make sure that your chicken is cooked through.
If marinating longer than 1.5 hours please decrease the amount of salt, or add salt just before cooking instead.
Nutritional information assumes ⅓ of the marinade is consumed