Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

A little lemon and a little pepper liven up ordinary chicken breasts for dinner on the grill.

5 min. prep time
4 servings
000 Ratings


4 (8-ounce) bone-in, skin on, split chicken breasts
1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, softened
2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Fresh thyme sprigs, if desired
Grilled lemon slices, if desired


Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

Combine 2 tablespoons butter, lemon zest and pepper in bowl; mix well.

Loosen skin on chicken breasts; spread lemon butter mixture under skin of each breast.

Place remaining butter into bowl; microwave 5-10 seconds or just until melted. Stir in lemon juice.

Place chicken onto grill, skin-side up. Grill 8 minutes. Turn chicken; brush top of chicken with 1/3 butter mixture. Grill 8 minutes. Turn chicken again, brush with 1/3 butter mixture. Grill 8 minutes. Turn chicken again, brush with remaining butter mixture. Grill 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF and juices run clear when pierced with fork.

Recipe Tip

To grill lemon slices, slice lemon into 1/4 inch thick slices. Brush lightly with additional melted Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. Grill, turning once, 2-3 minutes until slightly charred.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 420

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 135mg

Sodium: 210mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 38g

Recipe #16212B©2015Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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