Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe


Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe Two of the most popular flavors, black pepper and lemon, are perfectly blended together in this versatile seasoning for the ultimate chicken recipe. Our Lemon & Pepper Seasoning also goes great with meat, fish and seafood salad! Forget store bought Lemon Pepper seasoning. The best way to make homemade Lemon Pepper Chicken is with lemon zest (no juice!), black pepper, garlic and olive oil. Simple, fragrant and delicious. Make this with any cut of chicken you want, grill it, bake it or sear it.

Sometimes, the simplest of ideas turn out to be annoyingly difficult to achieve. All I wanted was to make a homemade Lemon Pepper Chicken i.e. without using a packet of Lemon Pepper seasoning. Making a homemade Lemon Pepper seasoning to sprinkle onto chicken requires slow baking lemon zest to dry it out before mixing with salt and pepper. So essentially making a flavoured salt. But I wanted something I could make tonight, any night, on a whim. Because Lemon Pepper Chicken is definitely a midweek-meal-type-food, don’t you think? Something you should be able to make right now.As it turns out, finding a short cut way of making a chicken with a real lemon flavour (i.e. not just lemon sour flavour) wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be because the actual lemon flavour in lemons is not in the juice, it’s in the zest. The juice is a bit lemony, but mostly it is sour. But Lemon Pepper Chicken is not sour or even tangy.


1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Lemon & Pepper Seasoning
1 pound thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter

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  1. Mix flour and Lemon & Pepper Seasoning in shallow dish. Moisten chicken lightly with water. Coat evenly with seasoned flour.
  2. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Cook 1/2 of the chicken pieces 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Repeat with remaining chicken, adding additional butter if necessary.