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A plate filled with grilled lemon pepper chicken with lemon wedges. Half a lemon is off in the distance behind the plate.
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Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

A quick, easy, and flavorful protein, this Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken is just 5 ingredients and perfect for summer grilling! Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, and dairy free.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 187kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 1/5 pounds chicken breast (about 4-6 breasts)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
  • lemon zest from lemons
  • salt, to taste


  • All all ingredients to a large ziplock bag or glass container. Mix well to coat the chicken, making sure all sides get covered (I like to shake the bag). Marinate for a maximum of 2 hours, shaking/stirring once. Marinade can be thrown away once used.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. Once hot, place chickenover direct heat and grill for 8 minutes. Flip and move to indirect heat (not directly over fire/coals) and cook for another 7-12 minutes depending on how thick your breasts are, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degress.
  • Let cool for 3-5 minute. Serve with some veggies and carbs and enjoy!


you can use chicken breasts or thighs!


Serving: 4ounces cooked chicken | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35.2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.2mg