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Old 08-14-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question Chicken breast, garlic salt, lemon pepper...

I have boneless skinless chicken breasts and limited seasonings. I would prefer to cook it in my george foreman grill. I'm wondering if it would be okay to either just use garlic powder, or just lemon pepper to season it. Every recipe I've come across calls for a bunch of other stuff along with those seasonings. I'm really new to this cooking thing. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 08-14-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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if thats all you have you'll be fine. i'd use both.....
if you are able to marinate maybe mix a little oil and vinegar, plu some of your seasonings, and let it sit at least an hour.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, Suzi!
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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yep - you can do it either way, meeshabeth.
also, the garlic + lemon pepper is really tasty.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:32 PM   #6
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yep - you can do it either way, meeshabeth.
also, the garlic + lemon pepper is really tasty.
I agree with jkath, either or. But in your title you said garlic salt, but in your post you said garlic powder.
Big difference. I never use garlic salt, because I may want more garlic but then you get more salt too. That's not always good. I'd rather be the one to regulate my salt and garlic seperate.
In your chicken, garlic powder w/lemon pepper sounds good. I would sprinkle on both, rub in on all sides and let sit for 30 minutes minimum to 1 hour before cooking.
Good luck, and enjoy.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:59 PM   #7
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Unless you have issues with sodium, you should also salt your meat before cooking it. It makes a huge difference in taste.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:18 PM   #8
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I use my Forman grill for breasts too. I just pound them so they're on the thin side, sprinkle with Mrs. Dash's original seasoning, grill for about 5 or 6 minutes then add a few drops of Frank's Hot Sauce or Tabasco, or any one of your favorite spicy sauces. This doesn't really make it hot as much as it kicks up the flavor tremendously.

If you use Mrs. Dash's you don't need to add salt. This is a salt-free seasoning but no salt is needed. I have to agree with Jennyema - generally, meat should always be salted. It brings out the flavor of any food.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:49 PM   #9
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I love Lawry's Garlic salt on my chicken breasts/steaks/porkchops.
I always use garlic salt and lemon pepper, can't go wrong with those! They are staples in my house :)
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Garlic is absolutely one of my favorite ingredients, and I too prefer powder vs salt the for the same reasons mentioned. I would also recommend adding pepper and paprika to enhance the flavor of the garlic , also if you have an acid such as worchestishire sauce or lime (I prefer lime over lemon) add those and let marinate in fridge for 30 min before grilling. Use both and you have a quasi tex mex fajita marinade.
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