Garlic Lemon Pepper Chicken

Garlic lemon pepper chicken gets a spicy kick from a homemade salt, pepper, and cayenne powder rub. Grilled lemon slices add flavor and color.

Lemon slices are added to the grill for additional flavor. They infuse the chicken with a lemon-smoke flavor that makes this dish really unique.

Try serving these chicken strips with grilled vegetables, like potatoes or asparagus. Or, serve along with crusty bread, coleslaw, or your favorite rice pilaf recipe.

Garlic Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

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Garlic lemon pepper chicken gets a spicy kick from a homemade salt, pepper, and cayenne powder rub. Grilled lemon slices add flavor and color.
Preparation 1 hour
Cook 35 minutes
Ready in 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodGrill

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 whole lemons thickly sliced

Equipment

  • 4 firelighter cubes
  • oak charcoal briquettes

Directions

  • Mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne powder in a mixing bowl. Set aside. 
  • Slice chicken breast thinly lengthways, 3 pieces per breast. Season chicken breast with the spice mixture and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 
  • Place 4 firelighters cubes equally spaced apart at the bottom of your grill. Light the cubes. Place the charcoal grate back inside the unit and lay 30 charcoal briquettes on the charcoal grate (2 layers of 3 by 15 briquettes).
  • Once firelighters have burnt out and charcoal is hot (roughly 25 minutes) place the cooking grill back on the top of the unit. 
  • Spread the lemon slices evenly across the grill. 
  • Lay the chicken breast slices out evenly across the grill, on top of the lemon slices then cook for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken breast pieces and cook until an internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  • Remove from the grill and wrap tightly in foil. Allow the chicken to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 7246mgCalcium: 89mgVitamin C: 118mgVitamin A: 548IUSugar: 6gFiber: 7gPotassium: 1232mgCholesterol: 145mgCalories: 341kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 7gProtein: 51gCarbohydrates: 25gIron: 3mg

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