Lemon Zest Grilled Chicken: Tangy Delight

Created by Amanda D’Souza

Reviewed by Registered Dietitian Sarah Tappan

During my pregnancy, I discovered the simple pleasures of grilled chicken. But not just any grilled chicken – this Lemon Zest Grilled Chicken. It was a delightful blend of zesty lemon, aromatic garlic, and succulent chicken. It was so good that it made me forget about my gestational diabetes for a while. Plus, it was easy to make, which was a bonus for my tired pregnant self.

Lemon Zest Grilled Chicken: Tangy Delight

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 4


A delightful blend of zesty lemon, aromatic garlic, and succulent chicken, this dish is a simple pleasure that's also gestational diabetes-friendly.



  1. In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken breasts and let them marinate for a few minutes

  2. Preheat your grill to medium heat. Grill the chicken breasts for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until they're no longer pink in the middle

  3. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Keywords: Gestational diabetes, Grilled chicken, Lemon garlic chicken, Diabetes-friendly chicken, Healthy grilling, Gestational diabetes meals, Pregnancy diet, Tangy chicken

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