I like to have a few staple seasonings on hand so I can make a delicious chicken breast whenever I need. One of my favorite go-to chicken recipes is this Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken. Citrus and rosemary pair so well together for a hearty, savory, and slightly sweet dish.
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About this Chicken
Preparing a juicy, tender chicken breast shouldn’t be hard. It's an incredible lunch, dinner, and meal prep staple that makes the answer to "What's for dinner?" delicious and easy!
For these reasons, I like to have a few staple seasonings on hand so I can make a delicious chicken breast whenever I need. One of my favorite go-to chicken recipes is this Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken with rosemary. Citrus and rosemary pair so well together for a hearty, savory, and slightly sweet dish.
I used my Ninja Foodi Grill to grill this chicken inside, but you can use an outdoor grill or roast in the oven, too. All ways will produce an incredibly tasty and delectable chicken!
Pair your chicken with your favorite roasted or grilled vegetables, rice, rolls—whatever sounds best to you!
- Chicken Breast: This recipe calls for a pound of chicken which is typically about 2-3 breasts.
- Lemon: Delicious lemon juice will add the most amazing & bright citrus flavor!
- Dried Rosemary: Great savory, earthy flavor.
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning: This is sooooo good. Tastes just how it sounds. Little lemony, little peppery. The flavors go so well together with the rosemary. Great for chicken and other meats, too!
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. First trim any excess fat off your chicken breasts, then rinse under lukewarm water. Take 2 large sheets of saran wrap and layer them on a cutting board or countertop. Place breasts on the plastic wrap surface and then place 2 more sheets of saran wrap on top.
Using a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken breasts until they’re all equal thickness (aim for about ½ inch thickness).
2. Remove plastic and evenly spread lemon juice on the chicken. Sprinkle lemon pepper and dried on the chicken breasts.
Step 3. Grill chicken at 500°F for 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Plate and enjoy!
This chicken is great to prep for so many dishes throughout the week, especially for refreshing spring and summer salads. I made this Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken with a fresh and crunchy Green Goddess Salad—and I'm going to share that with you, too! Here's what I used:
Rosemary Lemon Pepper Chicken
Creamy Cucumber Avocado Dressing
This chicken is also great on top of buddha bowls, with a side of smashed potatoes and/or roasted vegetables, on top of pasta, or with some Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice.
Store this chicken for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. This is a great recipe for meal prep!
Using a meat tenderizer to pound the chicken helps create an even thickness resulting in a more even cooking. It also penetrates the meat so the seasoning can really settle in and create an extremely flavorful dish.
Make sure that your chicken is thawed and fresh. You’ll be able to smell spoiled chicken EASILY. Grilling it immediately after bringing it home is always a good idea. Also, make sure your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F before removing from the grill!
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Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Meat Pounder
- Meat Thermometer
- Cutting Board
- Meat scissors or knife
- Saran wrap
- 1 lb chicken breast, ~ 3 small breasts
- ½ small lemon
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary
- ½ tbsp lemon pepper
- Remove the chicken from its container and trim any excess fat off. Run pieces under lukewarm water.
- Take 2 large sheets of saran wrap and layer them on a cutting board or countertop and place chicken breasts on top. Cover chicken with 2 more sheets of saran wrap.
- Using a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken breasts until they’re all equal thickness. (I aim for about ½ inch thickness).
- Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and evenly spread lemon juice on the chicken. In a small mixing bowl, combine dried rosemary and lemon pepper. Sprinkle on the chicken breasts.
- Grill chicken at 500°F for 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Plate and enjoy!
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