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Lemon Pepper Chicken is tangy and peppery. A 6-ingredient lemon pepper marinade makes the chicken tender and juicy. Great cooked inside or grilled outdoors.
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5 from 2 votes

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken is tangy and peppery. A 6-ingredient lemon pepper marinade makes the chicken tender and juicy. Great cooked inside or grilled outdoors.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon pepper chicken
Servings: 4
Author: Mindy Boyd

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and black pepper in a small bowl until combined.
  • 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.
  • Grill on outdoor grill for about 6 minutes per side or until juices run clear. (See note below for other cooking options if grilling outdoors is not an option)