Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken


Gluten Free Gut Healthy High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils Summer | Published May 9, 2023 by Mimi Council

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This easy and healthy chicken recipe is one you’ll want to make now that it’s warm enough to fire up the grill! Try my Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken this weekend for a healthy dinner that’s bursting with flavor!

If you’re looking for more healthy dinners, check out my Salsa Verde Burger Bowls, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, or my Healthy Asian Salad with No Sugar.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Healthy Chicken Recipe: You will love this easy and healthy chicken recipe! Now that we are getting into grilling season, it’s time to make this Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken all the time. Chicken breasts are a healthy and lean meat option that taste even better on the grill.

Simple: I use Organic Prairie Chicken Breasts and a few simple spices like salt, pepper, white pepper, and onion powder. The chicken is seasoned and thrown on the grill with some zucchini for an easy and healthy chicken recipe that you’ll want to make every week!

Great for Leftovers: If you like to meal prep and make larger batches of recipes to have during the week, this is a great one to do that with! You can use leftover grilled chicken for sandwiches and salads so you can use up leftovers with ease!

I created this recipe with my friends at Organic Prairie using their amazing Organic Chicken Breasts. If you haven’t ordered from Organic Prairie, I highly suggest that you do! They have amazing organic meat that you can have delivered right to your door!

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Ingredients

Organic Prairie Chicken Breasts

Organic Zucchini

Organic Lemon

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

Frontier Co-Op Organic White Pepper

Frontier Co-Op Organic Onion Powder

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, add the sea salt, black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder and mix together. Add the olive oil and stir to combine completely. Set aside.

Step 2

Quarter the zucchinis into spears. If they are very long you can cut in half as well, depending on the length. 

Add the zucchini and chicken breasts to the bowl with the olive oil and seasoning and stir to coat the chicken and zucchini. Zest the lemon into the bowl and stir to coat completely. (Save the lemon, as you’ll need the juice later!)

Step 3

Heat grill to high, about 350°F to 400°F. Place chicken breasts and zucchini on the grill and cover. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes per side and flip. Heat until internal temperature is 165°F. (Alternatively if you’re not grilling, preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium/high. Add the zucchinis and sear each side, remove, and place on a plate. Add the chicken breasts and sear each side. Add the zucchinis back into the cast iron skillet and transfer to the oven and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until internal temperature is 165°F.)

Serve chicken breasts and zucchini with a slice of lemon, juice lemon on top before enjoying.

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FAQ's

Do I need to make this on the grill?

No, you can make this inside in your cast iron skillet if you don’t have a grill. And it’s finished in the oven. Either way you make this easy and healthy chicken recipe, it’s still delicious!

Can I use other veggies?

Yes! If you don’t have zucchini or want to swap or add other veggies you totally can! Other veggies that would be great in would be bell peppers, mushrooms, or squash!

What else can I serve this with?

You can serve this with homemade bread, try my Lemon Rosemary Sourdough. Or you can also serve this with rice or quinoa if you are looking for a more balanced meal that includes carbs.

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Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

Mimi Council
Try this Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken this grilling season! This easy and healthy chicken recipe is one we make all the time during the summer!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 267 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the sea salt, black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder and mix together. Add the olive oil and stir to combine completely. Set aside.
  • Quarter the zucchinis into spears. If they are very long you can cut in half as well, depending on the length.
  • Add the zucchini and chicken breasts to the bowl with the olive oil and seasoning and stir to coat the chicken and zucchini. Zest the lemon into the bowl and stir to coat completely. (Save the lemon, as you’ll need the juice later!)
  • Heat grill to high, about 350°F to 400°F. Place chicken breasts and zucchini on the grill and cover. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes per side and flip. Heat until internal temperature is 165°F. (Alternatively if you’re not grilling, preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium/high. Add the zucchinis and sear each side, remove, and place on a plate. Add the chicken breasts and sear each side. Add the zucchinis back into the cast iron skillet and transfer to the oven and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until internal temperature is 165°F.)
  • Serve chicken breasts and zucchini with a slice of lemon, juice lemon on top before enjoying.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 27gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1311mgPotassium: 979mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 433IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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