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Lemon BBQ Chicken


Often times, simplicity is underrated in cooking.  Of course, there are many great recipes that use complex ingredients with great results, but you’d be surprised at the flavors that you can extract from a simple marinade!

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A perfect example is my mom’s Lemon BBQ Chicken recipe!  It uses only 2 ingredients but packs so much flavor!  Although the technique of the recipe has evolved over the years, ithis ‘s still a simple marinade!

It does require 8 hours or overnight for the marination, but it’s super easy to prepare and make!

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You’ll also need a BBQ grill to make it as the recipe is written, but if you don’t have one, you can use an oven instead.  Just note that BBQing will taste much better because you get that nice smokey flavor all infused into the chicken meat!  Yummy!

This simple low-carb/keto marinate is full of zesty lemon and smokey BBQ flavors that really bring out the umami in the chicken!  Sometimes, less is more!  

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For this dish, the only special ingredient you would need is the optional Yuzu KoshoYuzu Kosho is a bold citrus pepper paste that really goes well with chicken.  If you haven’t ever tried it, we highly recommend it!

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Marination Time 8-12H

Cook Time 10M

Total Time 8H15M

Net Carb/Serv ~5g

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Chicken Thigh Skinless and Boneless (about 3-4 chicken thighs)
  • 3 Cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 4 Large Lemons
  • 1 tsp Yuzu Kosho (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) In a glass mixing bowl, add water, salt, chicken, lemon juice and lemon shell.  Marinate for 8 hours to overnight.  Note – it’s recommended not to use metal bowls due to the interaction with lemon’s acidity.

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3) After marination, pat chicken dry with a paper towel and cut into 1″ x 1″ cubes.

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4) Preheat grill to 350F.

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5) Once the grill is up to temp, reduce heat to medium and place chicken pieces on the grill.  Close lid and cook for 7-10 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165F while occasionally rotating the chicken.

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6) Transfer chicken to a serving plate and serve with optional Yuzu Kosho.

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Lemon BBQ Chicken!

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Lemon BBQ Chicken

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Lemon BBQ Chicken. Bursting with umami and lemon yuzu. Net Carb/Serv ~5g. Step by step directions with pictures make this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion, Worldwide
Keyword: bbq lemon chicken, japanese bbq chicken, keto bbq chicken, lowcarb bbq chicken, yuzu kosho chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marination Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz Chicken Thigh Skinless and Boneless about 3-4 chicken thighs
  • 3 Cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 4 Large Lemons
  • 1 tsp Yuzu Kosho  optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a glass mixing bowl, add water, salt, chicken, lemon juice and lemon shell. Marinate for 8 hours to overnight. Note - it's recommended not to use metal bowls due to the interaction with lemon's acidity.
  • After marination, pat chicken dry with a paper towel and cut into 1" x 1" cubes.
  • Preheat grill to 350F.
  • Once the grill is up to temp, reduce heat to medium and place chicken pieces on the grill. Close lid and cook for 7-10 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165F while occasionally rotating the chicken.
  • Transfer chicken to a serving plate and serve with optional Yuzu

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