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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.

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5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time


4 (8-ounce) bone-in, skin on, split chicken breasts

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, divided

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 with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, 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.

  6. STEP 6

    Garnish with thyme sprigs and lemon slices, if desired.

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 (1 serving)

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