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Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts


Lemon pepper chicken
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Pound the chicken breasts to about a half-inch thickness to ensure even cooking. Enjoy these succulent lemon pepper chicken breasts whole or sliced with a crisp green salad.

Prep Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes


  • 4 5-6 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Juice of 1 large lemon (about 3 tbsp)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided
  • Generous grinding of black pepper


Place chicken breasts in a gallon-size resealable bag with lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil and garlic. Marinate for at least 4 hours. Preheat grill, grill pan or broiler to medium high heat.

Place chicken breasts on cooking surface, add half of sea salt, and some black pepper

Grill or broil for 5 minutes; turn the chicken over, sprinkle remaining salt and add pepper as desired. Cook for 5 more minutes, until chicken is cooked through (juices run clear). Allow chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Per serving Calories 173, Calories from Fat 36, total Fat 4g (sat 0.8g), Cholesterol 82mg, Sodium 387mg, Carbohydrate 1.5g, Fiber 0g, Protein 32.8g

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