Lemon Pepper Chicken Tenders

Summer is no different from the rest of the year as far as ease of getting dinner on the table.  In fact I think we have already established it’s harder.  No schedules, kids running willy nilly.  Long days at the pool, or beach means a quick stop at the local pizzeria.

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Normally my go-to meal in the summer is meat on the grill, vegetable, and a salad.  If we are lucky a starch is thrown in.  But this year we had a little oopsa-daisy happen, and we were without a grill for a few weeks.  (oopsa-daisy = new driver backing over grill that mom left smack dab in the middle of the driveway).  Finally our new grill has arrived, assembled and shiny and I have been using it non-stop.  Now my only dilemma is that I remember to thaw out the meat so I can grill it!

 

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One of the ways I have learned to stretch the dollar is to cut boneless skinless chicken breasts into strips.  Depending on the size of the breast I cut them in to 2 or three pieces each.  This way our family of six can get by with 4 chicken breasts and there is always plenty, no one goes hungry.

 

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Our favorite and most versatile marinade is Lemon Pepper.  It’s quick easy and the flavors adapt well to most side dishes, and the left overs are perfect chopped up over a salad or made into chicken salad.

 

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If I am feeling particularly organized and thrifty with my time I make a double batch and freeze half in the marinade for later .

 


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 Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken served with Risotto topped with roasted green beans and mushroom.

More grilling inspiration:

Garlic Soy Marinated Grilled Flank Steak ~ The Lemon Bowl

Chinese Barbecued Pork (Char Siu) ~ Foodie with Family

Grilled Thai Chicken with Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce ~ Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Herb Marinated Pork Chop ~  Everyday Maven

For more family friendly recipes FOLLOW Meal Ideas from 25 Top Family Food  Bloggers it’s a great resource for family friendly meals and recipes from bloggers who are just like you and me dealing with the what’s 4 Dinner Dilemma!

Hope you’re having a great day! Sheila

 

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  1. 1

    You know I love everything about these!! YUM!!
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl recently posted..Baked Egg Rolls with Bacon and Sweet Chili Dipping SauceMy Profile

  2. 2

    These are the perfect dinner for a busy summer night! My kids love eating chicken prepared like rhis. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon recently posted..Grilled Zucchini with ParmesanMy Profile

  3. 3

    This is my go-to chicken when I’m in a hurry. So funny, I actually made something very similar last night and served it with pasta tossed with pesto and tomatoes. I’ll have to try it with rissoto next time – sounds delicious!
    Jeanette recently posted..Peach Kiwi Avocado Pepper Salsa RecipeMy Profile

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      Sheila :

      OOOh that sounds wonderful..I will have to give that one a try next time! Jeanette thanks for stopping by ; )

  4. 4

    Yum, these look fabulous! And so simple. I know my boys would love them!
    Sarah @ The Chef Next Door recently posted..Fresh Peach MuffinsMy Profile

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    Des :

    I adore lemon pepper chicken! I’ve never grilled it before though. This looks fabulous. And I love your trick of cutting the chicken into smaller pieces. I do the same thing. They go so much further that way! :)
    Des recently posted..Cold Sesame Noodle SaladMy Profile

  6. 6

    My big dilemma is that I use charcoal and sometimes the durn stuff just won’t light!
    Sounds delicious… but my lemon dilemma is that Big Daddy and MiniMe don’t like the lovely sunny fruit!
    Melissa M recently posted..Holy Jalapeno!My Profile

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      Sheila :

      I love charcoal, but it does take longer…and much more forethought than I ever have time for. It would be nice to have both gas and charcoal grills ;) Oh sorry about the anti sunny fruit peeps in your home ;(!

  7. 7

    Perfect dinner. Thankfully we live in the north of Australia so even winter is warm enough to grill. I’m in shorts and bare feet today – and I want this chicken!
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef recently posted..Simple Chicken Salad Sandwich RollMy Profile

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