2-Ingredient Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

Staring down plain chicken breasts? Add Lemon Pepper and throw them on the grill. Summer dinner is solved in 30 minutes or less, and it’s delicious!

Staring down plain chicken breasts? Add Lemon Pepper and throw them on the grill. Summer dinner is solved in 30 minutes or less, and it's delicious!

I am the only person I know that complains about recipes that are too easy.

“It doesn’t feel like COOKING,” I whine to my mom when she suggests an easy dinner idea.

Well, sometimes a girl has to make an exception because Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken is just that good.

A photo of a white plate with a grilled lemon pepper chicken breast, grilled asparagus, a grilled lemon and white rice. There is a serving bowl in the background, out of focus with lemons and chicken breasts.

But only 2 ingredients?

Yep, it’s literally just chicken and lemon pepper (and olive oil to prevent sticking).

This Lemon Pepper Chicken is a lot like my Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes.

Both are fast, easy, filling, and delicious meal ideas that healthy to boot.

I am lucky that my kids both love chicken. Sometimes I have to serve it with a side of ketchup, but there are worse things in the world.

 

While you have the grill going, feel free to add whatever veggies you have on hand. Asparagus is a favorite around here, or potatoes and mushrooms, peppers and zucchini, anything.

Grilled scallions are actually really good, too (as seen in the photo). I’m sorry to say that’s all I had on hand, but they were great!

A photo of two white plates and a glass of red wine. The plates have lemons that are grilled. The plate in the front has a grilled lemon pepper chicken breast and grilled asparagus, served with white rice. They are pictured against a light background. This is an over head photo.

Also pictured: My Chipotle copycat Cilantro-Lime Rice. I’ve been “testing” that recipe a lot lately and yes, it’s still amazing.

Notes on Lemon Pepper

Lemon Pepper is not just lemon and pepper, so read the label if you need to know what’s going on. It contains other spices (such as thyme, garlic, and/or onion, among others). Some have salt (and sugar), others are salt-free.

I usually buy the one at Walmart for 99 cents (it also contains cornstarch).

Back to the chicken.

Busy weeknights? This chicken is just what you’re looking for.

Backyard barbecues? This chicken is perfect for feeding a crowd.

Want something clean/healthy/filling/fast/tasty? Done/done/done/done/done.

Save this 2-Ingredient Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken to your “Main Dishes” Pinterest board!

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A photo of a white plate with a grilled lemon pepper chicken breast, grilled asparagus, a grilled lemon and white rice.
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2-Ingredient Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

Staring down plain chicken breasts? Add Lemon Pepper and throw them on the grill. Summer dinner is solved in 30 minutes or less, and it’s delicious!

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 427 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 (8 ounce) chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Clean grates.

  2. Meanwhile, drizzle chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning, coating all sides of the chicken evenly.

  3. Place on the oiled grill over direct heat, close the cover, and grill 5 minutes on each side, turning once. Transfer to indirect heat and continue to cook until an internal thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the largest chicken breast reaches 165 degrees, 5 to 10 minutes longer.

  4. Remove to a platter and tent with foil for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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6 comments

  1. Grilled chicken and asparagus is my go-to dinner when I can’t think of what to make. I love the lemon pepper couscous, I just bought some so I’ll try the recipe. Love Foster Farms :)

  2. Yup this is def one of my go-to’s!  Chicken and asparagus is always super easy and healthy…and what is it about lemon and chicken that just goes together perfectly!  

  3. Megan, we are total opposites on this! I don’t want to bother making something unlessential it’s easy… The easier the better.

    This is my favourite sort of easy…only 2 ingredients. Thanks so much for the idea

  4. Easy and fast recipe! It’s so great, thank you for sharing with us :)

  5. Delicious Recipe,
    It looks amazing and it seems so easy to make.
    I am going to try and cook it tomorrow.
    Thank You!

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