Griddle-Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

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Griddle-Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Introduction – Are you looking to turn up the flavor and texture of your classic griddle-grilled chicken? An explosion of citrusy lemon and nutty pepper is sure to do the trick! Let’s fire up the griddle and join me in creating a perfectly cooked lemon pepper chicken and a side of roasted potatoes. As an added bonus, we will round out the meal with a simple green salad.

Alternative Style Options – This dish can be adapted to other flavors as well. For a more savory style, replace the lemon and pepper with a mixture of spices such as sage, oregano and garlic powder. Or, give it a smoky kick by incorporating chipotle powder, smoked sea salt and smoked paprika.

– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 chicken breasts (about 1/2 pound each)
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon freshly-ground black pepper
– 2 teaspoons kosher salt
– 5 small potatoes
– 2 tablespoons butter
– A small mixed bag of fresh greens
– 1 small lemon, halved
– Your choice of a favorite salad dressing


1. Preheat a griddle pan over medium-high heat.

2. Coat both sides of the chicken breasts with olive oil. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, pepper, and salt. Sprinkle the mixture over the chicken and rub it in with your hands.

3. Place the chicken on the preheated griddle. Cook for about 8 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown.

4. While the chicken is grilling, scrub the potatoes and cut each in half. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add 2 tablespoons of butter, and then the potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Cook the potatoes for 10-12 minutes, stirring often and flipping the potatoes until they are golden brown and tender.

6. Meanwhile, wash the mixed greens, and prepare a simple green salad with the halved lemon and your favorite dressing.

7. When the chicken is done, let it rest for a few minutes. Then, cut it into thin slices, serve with the roasted potatoes and the salad.

Helpful Hack – This griddle-grilled lemon pepper chicken is even tastier when you add a few drops of herb-infused olive oil or sprinkle with some parmesan cheese just before serving. It’s sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Tips and Suggestions:
– For extra flavor, marinate the chicken for 1 hour before grilling or sprinkle with your favorite herbs before grilling.
– If you don’t have a griddle, you can pan-fry the chicken in a large skillet.
– To have a complete meal, try adding cooked quinoa, grilled veggies, sliced avocado, or diced tomatoes to make the salad a more filling side dish.
– Griddle-grilled lemon pepper chicken also pairs well with steamed white or brown rice and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
– For a healthier alternative, swap out the regular potatoes for sweet potatoes and switch up the salad dressing.
– Have any leftovers? Reheat the chicken slices in the microwave or on a skillet and make a delicious wrap or sandwich.

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