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Just 7 simple ingredients is all you need to make these tasty Quick Grilled Lemon Chicken Tenders. Eat them plain or pair them with a salad or pasta. So simple!

Grilled chicken tenders stacked on a blue plate.

This is a recipe I’ve used for over 10 years now.  Chicken tenders are awesome because they cook so quickly, especially on a grill. It’s one of the easiest dinners I have up my sleeve. Technically you don’t even have to marinate the chicken if you are in a rush. It’s pretty darn tasty if you end up tossing it on the grill immediately too. If you don’t have an outdoor grill, no worries on that either! Just use an indoor grill pan. You can buy the grill pan I use HERE.  It comes in so handy and I use it a lot.

Serve it up with some sort of veggies and call it good. Throw it in a pita with some sliced tomatoes and cucumbers and a little dressing and you’ve got yourself a sandwich. Toss it on some lettuce and you have a salad. Versatile and easy. You can even toss it in pasta. This recipe is pretty much the reason I keep lemon pepper in my spice rack. About as easy as it gets!

Grilled chicken tenders stacked on a blue plate with two half lemons on it..

In case you need a visual witness that this is the easiest recipe, watch the video where I show you exactly how to make it. You can also check out the rest of my YouTube Channel where you can find more than 150 more restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home.

Grilled chicken tenders stacked on a blue plate.
Just 7 simple ingredients is all you need to make these tasty Quick Grilled Lemon Chicken Tenders. Eat them plain or pair them with a salad or pasta. So simple!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  • Place chicken tenders in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag (like a ziploc). Pour in lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper, basil, oregano, and salt. Shake it a bit so all the chicken tenders get covered.
  • Let marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Heat an outdoor gas grill over high heat. Sear the chicken for 2 minutes on each side and continue cooking until cooked through. This should take about 5 minutes or less. Chicken tenders cook quickly on the grill. Alternately, heat a heavy skillet over high heat. Sear the chicken tenders on each side for 2 minutes and continue cooking, covered for another 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Actual cooking time is dependent upon the thickness of the chicken.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 20.9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled chicken tenders
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Liz Shelven
June 3, 2018 6:13 pm

Just finished dinner and this chicken was a huge hit! Delicious, moist and flavorful. Perfect summer meal paired with a cucumber and tomato salad!

Tanya
May 8, 2018 2:50 pm

4 stars
This was delicious!! Just made it tonight!

Alejandro Nava
July 22, 2016 8:23 am

AMAZING good-looking. What are chicken tenders? Halved chicken breasts?

August 19, 2014 8:06 pm

We will be making this soon! We loved grilled chicken!!

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