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Grilled Bone-In Chicken Breast (Split Chicken Breast)

This Grilled bone-in chicken breast recipe with lemon pepper is the reason I love eating chicken on the bone. You get great flavor and the crispiness of the chicken.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time5 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bone in chicken breast, grilled chicken, lemon pepper chicken
Servings: 3
Calories: 648kcal
Author: Bob


  • 2 lbs bone-in chicken breast optional - wings, thighs, drumbs
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp lemon peel


  • Preheat the grill to 450 degrees.
  • Prepare the chicken- Trim any excess skin off the chicken and add the chicken to a bowl.
  • Add the oil to the chicken and make sure it coats all sides. Add the lemon pepper seasoning and mix it all over the chicken.
  • Add the chicken to the preheated grill. Rotate the chicken after you get some great sear marks on one side and it looks like it can go any longer before it will burn.
  • Monitor the chicken with a meat thermometer. You are looking for a temp just under 165 degrees before you pull it from the grill
    If your doing breast with thighs and legs, be prepared to pull the chicken off early because the breast will not be done yet.
  • Pull the chicken and let it rest. You are shooting for 5-10 minutes.
  • Enjoy! Get in there and enjoy some of this great chicken.


  1. I really feel that chicken on the bone really brings out the flavor of the meat. Keep an eye on the bone-in chicken on the grill so you do not burn it.
  2. If you are going to use a barbecue sauce you will want to wait until the end. With this high heat, you will end um burning the sauce.


Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 973mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg