Lemon Broiled Chicken

There is time management wisdom in doing the same task repeatedly at one time – one mess – many uses in the future.  It reminds me of  squirrels gathering nuts for the winter ahead.  

Lemon Broiled Chicken

Today I was a bit of squirrel.  I went to Sprouts and purchased 2 packages of skinned chicken breasts which give me 8 large breasts – $15.00 total.  By the time I was done, I had 15-3oz ziplock bags of sliced chicken for the freezer, 1-2cup bag of shredded chicken for a soup, stew or chili in the future and two breasts for the grill later in the week.  Not bad for less than $20.00.

There are many ways to cook chicken and use this principle but here is my broiler version.

Lemon Broiled Chicken
An easy way to prepare chicken
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Prep Time
35 min
Prep Time
35 min
  1. 6 Chicken Breasts
  2. 1 Lemon
  3. 1 Tbsp Salt
  4. 1 Tbsp Pepper
  5. 1 Tbsp Garlic Salt
  6. 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper
  1. Heat oven to Broil (high)
  2. Line bottom of broiler pan with foil
  3. Spray top broiler pan with nonstick spray
  4. Mix seasonings in bowl.
  5. Trim fat, etc from breasts (don't throw away - place in water in a pan, boil, cover and simmer until tender. Then drain through colander and cool until chicken can be removed from these remnant pieces)
  6. Place chicken breasts on prepped pan. Squeeze one half of lemon on top and sprinkle with seasonings.
  7. Broil for 15 - 20 minutes (golden brown) Remove from oven carefully - the juices are starting to collect in the bottom and you don't want to get burned.
  8. Turn over. Squeeze other half of lemon on top and season.
  9. Broil for 15 - 20 minutes (golden brown) Test for doneness by cutting through a piece.
  10. Let cool and slice into portion control bags and place freezer Ziplock.
  1. Provides 15-3 oz Ziplock bags and 1-2cup shredded chicken.
  2. Note: You can always just throw away the trimmings but my grandma taught me to utilize as much of an ingredient as possible.
Adapted from Pillsbury Cookbook - 1980
Adapted from Pillsbury Cookbook - 1980
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  1. Debbie, lemon chicken is one of my favorite things, YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM xo

    • Katherine, Thanks for stopping by. One of the reasons I like this recipe is that it is full of flavor, can be used so many ways and low is calories.

  2. Would you believe I have never used my broiler….ever? It’s true.
    What a great idea!

    • Hi Diane,
      I know the broiler is a bit of a blast from the past. I think it and the electric skillet were what most of my meals as a child were cooked on. The nice thing about the broiler is that is cooks quite a bit at one time making it perfect for this recipe. Who knows it might be time to dust that pan off and give it a try. Thanks for stopping by.