Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken
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Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

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

4
servings
5 min
PREP TIME
20 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    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.

Tip #1

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

420Calories
28Fat (mg)
135Cholesterol (mg)
210Sodium (mg)
1Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
38Protein (g)

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