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Once in a while I accidentally make a really great recipe. This 7-Up lemon pepper grilled chicken was just that, an accident. But, this accident can happen anytime at my house.
The problem with accidental recipes is no step by step photos because I had no intention of blogging this recipe. At all. But then my kids took one look at my chicken I had made and ditched the cheeseburgers I had made for them. Yep, they wanted my chicken I was hoping to eat off of for the next few days. And they at it all.
Maybe it was because it marinated for two days in the fridge in 7-Up and garlic. Maybe it was because I so rarely make chicken. Regardless, both kids ate it. Both of them devoured their chicken breasts between two slices of bread. Gone
If I were to accidentally make this all over again, I would marinade the chicken for 24 hours in 7-Up, Sprite, Sierra Mist, whatever you have on hand. Peel and smash a clove of garlic for every chicken piece you are marinading, and a teaspoon of peppercorns.
When ready to grill, I would remove the chicken from the marinade and place the garlic under the skin of the chicken. Skinless chicken I would put the garlic under one of the folds of the chicken. Seasoning the chicken liberally with lemon pepper seasoning. Grill till juices run clear.
7-Up Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken
- 1 pound of chicken pieces
- 1 cup 7-Up Sprite or Sierra Mist
- 4-5 peel and smashed garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon of peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- Place chicken pieces in a zipper seal bag and place chicken inside. Pour 7-Up over chicken. Put garlic and peppercorns in the bag. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- Prior to grilling, remove chicken from marinade. Place garlic either under the chicken skin or in a fold of the meat.
- Grill over medium high heat of 350 degrees till chicken reaches 165 degrees and juices run clear.