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Lemon Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Lemon Chicken Breasts

2 large, whole, skinless, boneless chicken breasts; about 1 3/4 pounds total
2 tablespoons minced lemon zest
1 cup fresh lemon juice
4 garlic cloves, crushed through a press
3 tablespoons corn oil
3 tablespoons sugar
freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley
thin lemon slices, as garnish

Halve the chicken breasts and remove all cartilage and visible fat. In a shallow, nonreactive dish just large enough to hold the chicken in a single layer, stir together the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, oil and sugar. Add the chicken breasts, cover and marinate at room temperature, turning occasionally, for 1 hour. Light a hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill to medium high. When the fire is hot, lay the chicken breasts on the rack; reserve the marinade. Cover and grill for 3 minutes. Baste generously with the reserved marinade, turn and grill another 3 minutes. Baste and turn twice more, grilling the breasts until the marinade is used up, they are lightly marked by the grill and just cooked through but still juicy, another 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut the breasts across the grain and at a slight angle into thin slices. Transfer to plates. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the parsley over the chicken, garnish with lemon slices and serve warm or at room temperature. 4 servings.

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