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What can you do with Garlic Scapes? These Garlic Scape, Lemon Grilled Chicken Tenders are about 5 minutes prep and 10 to cook on grill! What could be easier than that?

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Grilled Garlic Scape Chicken

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my recent post about garlic scapes! I picked a 5 gallon bucket full of scapes from a friend down the road. One to help him out and two, because I really wanted them! Mine aren’t ready yet, so I’ll have two batches this year! Fine by me! Garlic scapes are so good! I am trying to come up with new and different ways to use them!

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Here are my scapes! Cool huh? Check out my recipe for Garlic Scape Compound Butter and Garlic Scape Pesto!

How to Make Garlic Scape, Lemon Grilled Chicken tenders

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It couldn’t be easier to make this quick, weeknight dinner. Just grind up the garlic scapes in the food processor and mix the scapes with lemon juice and olive oil. Just salt and pepper both sides of the chicken then baste with the garlic scape mixture on both sides as it grills. If you have the time you can marinate the chicken in the garlic scape mixture for an hour, for added flavor. They are good even without the marinade, though.

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Garlic Scape, Lemon Grilled Chicken Tenders

This Garlic Scape, Lemon Grilled Chicken Tenders can be on the table in 15 minutes!! 
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $3


  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp garlic scapes, run through food processor until fine
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, fresh or bottled


  • Salt and pepper chicken pieces on both sides.
  • Mix remaining ingredients together and baste chicken pieces.
  • Heat grill to medium high. Place chicken on grill and let it brown on the first side. Baste and turn to the second side. Depending on the size of your tenders, they should take approximately 10 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165°F
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Grill should be hot when placing chicken on.
These tenders will cook very quickly, so don’t leave the grill unattended.
Serve with;
Leftovers will last 3-4 days.
Do not freeze leftovers.


Calories: 296kcal | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 559mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I love this recipe, now I need to find enough garlic scape to last for the summer. What a great idea to use them

    1. Thanks so much, Laura! Do they have any for sale at the markets over there? A lot of our farmers don’t realize people are looking for them. We need to educate the farmers! They just throw them in the compost pile!

  2. 5 stars
    I love garlic scapes! Glad to see I’m not the only one cooking with them! I have a few garlic scape recipes on my blog as well, and am actually just working on a beer steamed mussels with garlic scapes and lemon recipe!! Talk about YUM! I should have enough left over to make this for supper tomorrow!!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh this looks incredible! I just love garlic scapes and grilling them sounds like a fantastic idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh yummy! I just saw some garlic scapes in the farmers market yesterday!! Gotta go back and get some now. This looks amazing.

    1. Thanks so much Dahn! I’m glad you saw them at the farmer’s market! Maybe farmers are finally getting the idea that they are a usable ingredient!

  5. 5 stars
    I love chicken tenders! And i love the fact that these are grilled and are garlic-lemon! Yum!

  6. 5 stars
    I want garlic scapes! I don’t think I’ve ever had them unless someone cooked with them without me knowing! This looks delicious and super easy! And your photos are outstanding!

    1. Thank you so much my friend! You’re the best! Come drive over, it’s only 6 hours. I’ll set you up with scapes and corned venison!

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