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Lemon Pepper Chicken

Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2020

Lemon Pepper Chicken is awesome. Seriously. This amazing 3-ingredient recipe is one of our favorite ways to eat chicken. It’s so quick and so easy. We throw it on the grill and it’s done in about 20-25 minutes. It’s the perfect main dish when you’re grilling out with friends. It’s great to serve when you’re having company over for tailgating parties as well.

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My husband and I work with another couple in our church with our college age/young adults. Every Sunday evening they host dinner at their house. It’s followed with Bible study and prayer. Debra’s husband, Jeff, has made this chicken many times over the past year or so. Finally, I asked them to tell me exactly what they do to make the recipe. I took the notes down on my cell phone.

We started out following their basic directions. But my husband thought it would be a lot easier to actually combine the mayonnaise and most of the lemon pepper and wipe it on the chicken pieces individually. He was right. This is one of those recipes where you need rubber gloves. Your hands will be a mess otherwise.

So first off, you rub the lemon pepper mixture into the individual pieces of chicken. Then sprinkle both sides of the chicken with additional lemon pepper before grilling. The chicken needs to be turned about every five minutes during the length of cooking time, so it doesn’t burn and scorch too much. Voila! That’s it.

We used more mayonnaise and less lemon pepper than what Jeff and Debra suggested. But I will give you the basics and you can always change it up a bit if you need to. We grilled bone-in chicken legs and chicken thighs. But you can cut up whole chickens and use all if it, if you prefer.

As it happened, Debra’s grandmother died the end of February. I coordinated a funeral meal in their home. I made up a batch of Lemon Pepper Chicken, Roasted Chicken and Rosemary and Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. There were dozens of other dishes brought by others. Jeff said the Lemon Pepper Chicken turned out great. In fact, he had some of each and enjoyed both chicken dishes.

Lemon Pepper Chicken is one of the easiest grilled chicken recipes ever! Give it a try and you may find it quickly becomes a family favorite with you too.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken is awesome!

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This easy 3-ingredient recipe is terrific for potlucks or tailgating parties.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken is also wonderful for weeknight dinners when you’re short on time. It doesn’t really take that long, and the chicken is also good reheated as leftovers.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Combine mayonnaise and two-thirds of the lemon pepper seasoning.

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Using rubber gloves, coat chicken well with mayonnaise mixture.

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Place chicken on a cookie sheet.

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Sprinkle both sides of chicken with the remaining tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning (or use more to make sure the chicken is generously covered.)

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Place chicken on hot grill. (The mayonnaise will drip down so be careful not to have the temperature too hot so that a fire starts!)

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Turn chicken pieces over every five minutes until cooked completely. This will take about 20-25 minutes, depending on what piece of chicken you’re cooking. Chicken breasts will take longer.

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Remove chicken to serving platter to serve.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken is lip-smacking good!

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This easy chicken entree is gluten free.

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I always look forward to eating chicken made this way.

Here’s the recipe.

LEMON PEPPER CHICKEN

(Recipe adapted from Jeff Kilzer, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX)

Lemon Pepper Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 3 ingredient #GrilledChicken #recipe that's perfect for #tailgating parties or weeknight dinners when you're short on time. #chicken #GlutenFree #LemonPepperChicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken is awesome! This tender and mouthwatering Grilled Chicken recipe uses only three ingredients. It's terrific for potlucks, tailgating parties or weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Every bite will have you salivating. This delicious chicken entree gets rave reviews every time we make it. Gluten free.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 30 chicken legs (leave the skin on the chicken)
  • 6 tbsp. Hellmann's mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
  • 3 tbsp. Lemon pepper seasoning or more as desired

Instructions
 

  • Spread raw meat on a cookie sheet.
  • Combine mayonnaise with two tablespoons lemon pepper.
  • Put rubber gloves on.
  • Rub mayonnaise mixture over top of each chicken leg.
  • After coating the chicken well, sprinkle final tablespoon of lemon pepper on top and bottom of chicken to coat pieces well.
  • Lightly coat the grill with cooking oil.
  • Grill chicken about 20-25 minutes, turning chicken every 5 minutes while grilling.

Notes

NOTE: I used about 6 to 8 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
NOTE: You can use any piece of chicken or a whole chicken cut up. You may need to increase the amounts of the coating and the length of cooking time accordingly.
NOTE: I used a generous amount of lemon pepper on tops and bottoms of chicken legs to cover the chicken. It was probably more than the single tablespoon remaining.
NOTE: I highly recommend using rubber gloves to coat the chicken.
NOTE: Be careful not to overheat the grill. The mayonnaise will drip down into the grill while cooking and it can start a fire if you're not careful.
NOTE: The chicken needs to be turned over every five minutes while cooking so it doesn't scorch or get too burned.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcalProtein: 24gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 510mgPotassium: 205mgVitamin A: 100IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword chicken, gluten free, main dish
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Lemon Pepper Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 3 ingredient #GrilledChicken #recipe that's perfect for #tailgating parties or weeknight dinners when you're short on time. #chicken #GlutenFree #LemonPepperChicken

This is a great recipe to make during the summer time when you’re trying not to heat up your house.

Lemon Pepper Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 3 ingredient #GrilledChicken #recipe that's perfect for #tailgating parties or weeknight dinners when you're short on time. #chicken #GlutenFree #LemonPepperChicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken is one of my favorite ways to enjoy chicken.

Lemon Pepper Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 3 ingredient #GrilledChicken #recipe that's perfect for #tailgating parties or weeknight dinners when you're short on time. #chicken #GlutenFree #LemonPepperChicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken is always a hit with our college/young adult group whenever we serve it.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 3 ingredient #GrilledChicken #recipe that's perfect for #tailgating parties or weeknight dinners when you're short on time. #chicken #GlutenFree #LemonPepperChicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken is awesome! This tender and mouthwatering Grilled Chicken recipe uses only three ingredients. It's terrific for potlucks, tailgating parties or weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Every bite will have you salivating. This delicious chicken entree gets rave reviews every time we make it. Gluten free.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 30 chicken legs (leave the skin on the chicken)
  • 6 tbsp. Hellmann's mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
  • 3 tbsp. Lemon pepper seasoning or more as desired

Instructions
 

  • Spread raw meat on a cookie sheet.
  • Combine mayonnaise with two tablespoons lemon pepper.
  • Put rubber gloves on.
  • Rub mayonnaise mixture over top of each chicken leg.
  • After coating the chicken well, sprinkle final tablespoon of lemon pepper on top and bottom of chicken to coat pieces well.
  • Lightly coat the grill with cooking oil.
  • Grill chicken about 20-25 minutes, turning chicken every 5 minutes while grilling.

Notes

NOTE: I used about 6 to 8 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
NOTE: You can use any piece of chicken or a whole chicken cut up. You may need to increase the amounts of the coating and the length of cooking time accordingly.
NOTE: I used a generous amount of lemon pepper on tops and bottoms of chicken legs to cover the chicken. It was probably more than the single tablespoon remaining.
NOTE: I highly recommend using rubber gloves to coat the chicken.
NOTE: Be careful not to overheat the grill. The mayonnaise will drip down into the grill while cooking and it can start a fire if you're not careful.
NOTE: The chicken needs to be turned over every five minutes while cooking so it doesn't scorch or get too burned.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcalProtein: 24gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 510mgPotassium: 205mgVitamin A: 100IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword chicken, gluten free, main dish
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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