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Lemon Pepper Chicken

06.21.16

a Whole30 Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe! it's DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

hiiiiiiiii!  are you excited for this?? i am.  i can’t wait!

there’s a reason for why i’ve been blogging for almost four years and haven’t managed to share this recipe with you…

because it doesn’t even really “feel” like a recipe

it’s so simple that it’s slightly embarrassing to call it a recipe at all.

Lemon Pepper seasoning! the key to the EASIEST weeknight dinner - Lemon Pepper Chicken! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

this stuff is literally the starrrrr of the show.

NOTE: if you’re on a whole30 make sure you read your lemon pepper seasoning ingredients!  i recommend this one from Mrs. Dash – but also Penzey’s makes one that’s compliant too!

or you could make your own batch, there are a bunch of recipes out there.  for the sake of being a quick weeknight dinner, i generally don’t make my own.  but more power to you if you do, im just all about that easy route!

an easy Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe that is whole30 compliant and DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

when i was younger my mom used to make us lemon pepper chicken allllllll the time.

and if it was summer we’d fire up the grill and make italian chicken, lemon pepper chicken, and barbecue chicken all at the same time and it was like heaven!

but really it was more like summer.  and yesterday was the first day of summer so this just seems SO fitting.  don’t you think?

Lemon Pepper seasoning! the key to the EASIEST weeknight dinner - Lemon Pepper Chicken! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

SO. literally all i’m going to ask you to do is coat some chicken tenders in lemon pepper.

like REALLY coat.

the more you stick on there, the more flavor you’ll have!

a Whole30 Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe! it's DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

we aren’t even going to marinade these.  we’re gonna sprinkle on the seasoning and then straight PLOP them into your skillet.  (with a teensy bit of oil).  then you flip the chicken – if you’re using a cast iron skillet i really recommend using tongs and also be gentle when you’re lifting them to flip, if they stick to the skillet i find waiting another minute or two helps the chicken come up easier!

an easy Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe that is whole30 compliant and DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

also, if you’re crazy like me you can add another dash of the seasoning over the chicken when it’s 90% cooked for a flavor explosion.

game. changer.

an easy Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe that is whole30 compliant and DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

so anywho, i’m not joking.  this is one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals for dinner.

i really love to make a double batch and chop up the tenders for salads throughout the week.  but i’ve been known to just grab a piece of chicken out of the fridge cold and eat that as a snack.  because i’m embarrassing.

sigh.

a Whole30 Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe! it's DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

i’m gonna have to make this for dinner next week now.  i guarantee when frankie sees this post he’s going to text me and ask me to make this for him.  womp womp womppppp.

don’t you just wanna pull up a chair at my dinner table to try this stuff out??

a Whole30 Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe! it's DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

UGH.  staring at these pictures and writing this post reallllllly makes me wish i had a plate of this deliciousness right. now.  at 11pm on a Monday.  because that’s necessary and my life now apparently..

a Whole30 Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe! it's DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

Lemon Pepper Chicken
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 +1/4 pound chicken tenders (or breast cut into tenders)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Coat the chicken with lemon pepper seasoning and salt & pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. You'll know the skillet is ready when a drop of water sizzles when dropped into the oil.
  3. Add the tenders to the skillet and let it cook for 3-4 minutes before flipping them over to cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side. The chicken will be done when it's white on the inside! You might need to cook the chicken in batches, depending on how big your skillet is.
Notes

- cast iron skillet


make sure you use compliant lemon pepper! you can always make your own or i found this Mrs. Dash one and this penzey's version that are both compliant.

a Whole30 Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe! it's DELISH. oh and not to mention easy!! the quickest solution to your weeknight meal woes! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

HAYYYYYYY ITS SUMMER!! 🍋☀️🌻 yes.

Make it? Lemme see it! Hashtag it: #thepikeplacekitchen

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1 comment on “Lemon Pepper Chicken”

  1. I can’t even remember the last time I had lemon pepper chicken and it’s so good! When I get back from vaca, this is going on my weekly menu! :D

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