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A pile of grilled chicken tenders topped with fresh herbs and garnished with lemon wedges.

Grilled Chicken Tenders

These grilled chicken tenders are marinated in lemon, garlic, herbs and olive oil, then grilled to golden brown perfection. The ultimate easy main course for summer time!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating 20 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 196kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • Place the chicken in a large bowl or resealable freezer bag. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Stir to coat chicken evenly. Marinate for at least 20 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat.
  • Place the chicken in a single layer on the grill. 
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from the grill. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 432mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.8mg