Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Where would the American home cook be without chicken?  Whole chicken, fryer chicken, skinless chicken, boneless skinless.  I would be willing to say that 4 out of the 7 nights a week you will find chicken on the table.  That's why I am ALWAYS on the lookout for quick, simple, but flavorful chicken recipes.

I love Lemon Pepper Chicken.  I will confess that, in the past, I would just season the chicken breast with some lemon pepper seasoning, fry it up in the pan, and call it done, but one day I was out of seasoning and I thought "There has to be a way to do this without the powder."  So I went to my pantry to see what I could come up with.  The result was DELICIOUS, and it couldn't be easier!  I can't wait to share it with you so let's get started!

Lemon Pepper Chicken:
*Pre Time:  30 min.  *Cook Time:  8-10 min.  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings: 4-6


  • 4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Thyme

To begin you will need to butterfly your chicken breasts.
Basically you will want to slice it in half until it opens like a book.

Next place the butterflied halves into a resealable bag.

To the bag add the salt,


Garlic powder,


Extra virgin olive oil,

And lemon juice,
**If you are using a whole lemon, you will only need 1.**

Massage all of the ingredients into the chicken, making sure all of the pieces are coated.
Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinade.

After 30 minutes place a skillet, with 2-3 tbsp of oil, over a medium/high heat and allow the pan to get HOT.

Once the skillet is hot you can add the chicken.  I would only add a couple pieces at a time to keep from crowding the pan.

Let it cook for 4-6 minutes on the first side.
The chicken will be golden brown and you will see that it is white half way up.

Then flip and cook for 4 more minutes.

lemon pepper chicken

And there you have it!

A beautiful Lemon Pepper Chicken entree that took next to no time and effort.  I serve these with some oven roasted vegetables, or maybe a nice salad and bread.  It is utterly divine.  So the next time you find yourself wanting to try something new with your chicken, give this great recipe a try!

And as always,

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


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