Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

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One of my favorite things about the summer is having BBQ’s. Even though my hubby is king of the grill, I am pretty good at it myself! I love lemon chicken so I was excited to put this on the grill. I already had a back up plan for my picky five year old to make him for dinner. I wasn’t sure if he would like the lemon flavor or not. Of course my nine year old loved it and asked for seconds. As soon as I brought it in from the grill, my five year old asked me if he could try I bite. I was shocked so I gave him a piece. Well he didn’t gag or anything and actually LOVED it! I was so excited!! He ate the entire piece of chicken. If my five year old loved it I know that your family will too!

Three grilled lemon chicken pieces on a white plate with slices of grilled lemons.

The chicken marinated overnight in an amazing lemon marinade. It was a great balance and wasn’t too lemony. The chicken grilled up perfectly and was so tender and juicy with just the right amount of lemon. I cut up some lemon slices and grilled them on the grill and they made the perfect garnish to this amazing dish!

Grilled lemon chicken with 2 grilled lemons on top on a white plate.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

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This easy to put together recipe is packed with flavor and grilled to perfection!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 4-6 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Add the diced onion.
  • Put chicken in a gallon sized bag with marinade. Allow to marinate overnight.
  • Place chicken on preheated grill and sprinkle with additional pepper. Cook for about 20 minutes on the grill or until no longer pink in center.
  • Can also grill additional lemon slices for garnish.


Serves: 6

Calories220kcal (11%)Carbohydrates4g (1%)Protein32g (64%)Fat8g (12%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol96mg (32%)Sodium370mg (15%)Potassium619mg (18%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A45IU (1%)Vitamin C14mg (17%)Calcium15mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken recipes, grilled lemon pepper chicken, lemon pepper chicken
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I was skeptical about this one thinking the marinade would not produce enough flavor. I could not have been more wrong. Thanks for the outstanding idea!

  2. We made this for dinner last night…it was some of the best grilled chicken we’ve ever had!! So tender! Thanks! PInning this!

  3. I would love to try this recipe, but if I can’t grill outside, can I put in the oven? If so, what’s the temperature and how long please? Thank you so much Alyssa!

      1. Awesome! I will try it tomorrow night, Thanks again Alyssa, have a wonderful day !!!!!

      2. I love the sound of the recipe marinade I love cooking outdoors it doesn’t matter how cold it is.over a grill or open fire I go horse back camping love to cook over afire. I love LemomYardBuzzerd but,
        I’ve always use lemon pepper granules out of the jar. Cant wait to try the marinade.

    1. I have a grill pan and the marinated chicken, steaks or pork come out so moist and juicy because of the raised interior. Grilling inside in the winter is very easy with this type of pan!

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