Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken
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A little lemon and a little pepper liven up ordinary chicken breasts for dinner on the grill.
05 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
4 servings

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

Directions

  1. Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons butter, lemon zest and pepper in bowl; mix well.
  3. Loosen skin on chicken breasts; spread lemon butter mixture under skin of each breast.
  4. Place remaining butter into bowl; microwave 5-10 seconds or just until melted. Stir in lemon juice.
  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.

Recipe Tips

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
Cholesterol
135mg
Carbohydrates
1g
Protein
38g
Fat
28g
Sodium
210mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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