A photo of grilled honey lemon basil chicken thighs with fresh basil chiffonade on top.

Grilled Honey Lemon Basil Chicken

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings: 6
Grilled chicken is the perfect meal for summer! Add a simple marinade of the best flavors, and you’ll be making this Grilled Honey Lemon Basil Chicken all summer long! It is a healthy and easy chicken recipe your whole family will enjoy!


  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Montreal Chicken Seasoning
  • 1/4-1/3 Cup Fresh Basil Chiffonade
  • 6 Boneless Chicken Thighs


  • Whisk together the oil, zest, lemon juice, honey, Montreal chicken seasoning and place in a large glass dish.
  • Remove a couple of tablespoons to a bowl.
  • Add the chicken thighs to the glass dish and turn over in the marinade.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  • Heat the grill to medium heat and place the thighs on the grill.
  • Cook for 4-6 minutes and then turn over.
  • Baste the chicken with the small bowl of the unused marinade and cook an additional 4-6 minutes.
  • Remove to a platter and tent with foil.
  • Allow to rest for 3-5 minutes and then serve with the basil sprinkled over.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Honey Lemon Basil Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 200mg9%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.