Roasted Garlic, Lemon, Herb Marinated Chicken with a Honey Glaze

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 15m
Ready In

"The best marinade and easy. Add any where from 1 to 2 lbs chicken to the marinade and marinate 4-8 hours. I love to cut up the chicken and serve as kabobs, but you can grill any cut of chicken you want, bone in/boneless; breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings - doesn't matter. Just a nice marinade."

Original recipe yields 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (343.6 g)
  • Calories 286.2
  • Total Fat - 5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 304.1 mg
  • Sodium - 505.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6 g
  • Sugars - 15.4 g
  • Protein - 35.3 g
  • Calcium - 91 mg
  • Iron - 5.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 92.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Garlic ... First thing is to make the roasted garlic. Take a head of garlic and cut a slice off the top. Set in the center of a square piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap up like a package and put in a 400 degree oven, middle shelf for about 30-40 minutes. Check it after 30 minutes. It will be soft and "squishy" to the touch. Remove and cool. This can be done a couple of days in advance.

Step 2

Marinade ... To crush the peppercorns, I add them to a small baggie and hit with my meat mallet, or the bottom of a pot or pan. Add the peppercorns along with the cooled roasted garlic, and all the other ingredients to a small bowl or a large ziplock bag and mix well. Add the chicken and toss well to coat. Seal up the bag or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate 4-8 hours. Not much longer because of the citrus - it can actually start to cook the chicken.

Step 3

Glaze ... Add the honey, lemon, and dried thyme to a small cup and microwave for 10 seconds, just to warm up the honey and make is spreadable.

Step 4

Grill ... This is best done on an outdoor or indoor grill, but a broiler or even the oven can be used. As I mentioned, you can make kabobs as I did, or just grill as is. Remove from marinade and season with salt and pepper; then cook with whatever method you choose. The last few minutes of cooking, brush with the honey mix.

Step 5

Serve ... Remove the chicken and let it rest a few minutes before serving. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We love this chicken! Glaze makes chicken taste sooo good!

review by:
(12 Aug 2019)

Mimi Bobeck

I used my inside grill so the chicken was missing that delicious grilled flavor, but it still had a wonderful flavor from the marinade. I ended up being tender and so good.

review by:
(28 Nov 2014)


I marinated these and then used the glaze to brush on the chicken as I was grilling them. Very tasty chicken!

review by:
(5 Aug 2014)


This is a nice tasting marinade and our chicken was delicious!

review by:
(2 Aug 2014)