Arabic style Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken

Tender chicken marinated in a zesty blend of lemon juice, olive oil, and aromatic herbs, then grilled to perfection. The tangy tomato paste, creamy yogurt, and aromatic spices add an irresistible twist to this classic grilled chicken dish.

– makes about 4 servings –


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • ⅓ cup yogurt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano


  1. In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, tomato paste, vinegar, yogurt, garlic, salt, pepper, sumac, paprika, and oregano to make the marinade.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
  4. Grill the chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through, with grill marks.
  5. Remove from the grill and let the chicken rest for a few minutes. Serve hot with your favorite sides.