Lemon Pepper Chicken Marinade

Lemon Pepper Chicken Marinade

Serves 4
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 52 minutes
This is a great lemon pepper marinade for chicken that can be grilled outside or cooked in the oven.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (from the jar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)


1. Trim any fat from the chicken breasts and pound between two sheets of plastic wrap. Chicken should be about an inch thick at the thickest part.
2. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and black pepper in a small bowl until combined.
3. Put chicken breasts in a zip top bag along with marinade mixture and marinade in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or as long as possible. The longer the better. Flip it over at least once in the middle of the marinating process.
4. Grill on outdoor grill for about 6 minutes per side or until juices run clear.