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Lemonade Chicken

The secret to this delicious chicken is the marinade.
Prep Time8 hours
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time9 hours
Course: Chicken, GRILLING
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled chicken, lemonade
Servings: 4
Calories: 675kcal


  • 12 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate, defrosted, divided
  • 5 or 6 sprigs fresh oregano -OR- 1 tsp dried see NOTES
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 whole chicken about 3 lbs cut into parts -OR- equivalent amount of parts


  • Make marinade: In a small bowl, mix 1/2 the can of lemonade concentrate, the oregano, the oil and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Place the chicken in a zipper freezer or storage bag. Pour marinade over chicken, turning the bag a few times to coat chicken.
  • Place chicken in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours; overnight is better.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (see NOTES)
  • Drain chicken and discard marinade.
  • Place chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes (time depends on size of parts)
  • While chicken is baking, prepare glaze by placing the remaining half of the lemonade concentrate in a small saucepan and reduce by 50% over medium heat--about 5-8 minutes.
  • About 5 minutes before chicken is done, glaze each piece with the prepared glaze.


Use any herb you like. I just had a lot of fresh oregano.
The chicken can be made on the outside BBQ grill too.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg