Lemon Pepper Chicken is chicken marinated in a mixture of spices, lemon juice, lemon pepper, garlic and olive oil and then sautéed it until tender and juicy. Easy and healthy!
A friend of mine is on this super strict diet and one of the only things he can eat is chicken breasts. His go to method of cooking? Boiling. Not because of the requirements, but because of a lack of recipes. Now I don’t know about you but after a month, heck even a week of that, and I would be running towards the nearest McDonald’s.
After listening to him tell me about his favorite cooking technique, I thought I would come up with a chicken recipe that is both flavorful and healthy. This friend also always insists I make “food a guy can make”, which he says means “not too complicated” so this recipe is super easy too. I simply marinated chicken in a mixture of spices, lemon juice, lemon pepper, garlic and olive oil and then sautéed it until it was tender and juicy.
I did mention that this was easy to make but it does require a little bit of preparation before hand. I recommend that you marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours prior to cooking. Marinating the chicken gives the flavors a chance to meld.
Not only does this Lemon Pepper make a great dinner, it also makes a great make a head protein to add to salads throughout the workweek! The perfect way to add some flavor to your lunch.
So if you are looking for an easy and light dinner please for the love of all things holy do not boil your chicken. Instead give this Lemon Pepper Chicken a whirl. I bet your whole family would love it.
Lemon Pepper ChickenPrint Recipe
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- lemon wedges for garnish
In a bowl combine all ingredients except the chicken.
Place chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet until they are a uniform thickness. This ensures that they will cook evenly.
Place chicken in a glass dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Turn the chicken to coat. Marinate for 2 hours.
After two hours, remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the remaining marinade.
Cook the chicken in a skillet 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges