Grilled chicken breast is a simple meal of tender, juicy chicken marinated in a flavorful marinade.
It’s super easy to make and great to eat on its own, add to pasta, or top a salad.
A quick, flavorful marinade and even shorter grill time will ensure this meal hits the table in no time.
How to make marinated grilled chicken breast
Before grilling the chicken breast, let it marinate a little. Marinades add flavor and help tenderize grilled chicken.
- oil: Oil is the base of this marinade, dispersing flavors and preventing sticking.
- acid: Decomposes hard protein to tenderize meat. (vinegar/lemon juice).
- sugar: Add flavor to promote caramelization. (honey/brown sugar).
- seasoning: Condiments define the flavor profile. Use a little Italian seasoning, but feel free to add your favorite herbs and spices.
how to make grilled chicken breast
Baked chicken breast is always on the table in the winter, but when the weather warms up, the table is filled with grilling and barbecue recipes. It’s easy to make:
- pound chicken: Hammer the chicken to 1/2-inch thickness so it cooks evenly.
- Marinade: prepare the marinade (according to the recipe below) and let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
- grill: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side.
The higher heat locks in the juices, keeping the chicken breast moist and moist while giving it a nice brown color.
time to bake chicken breast
Grilling time for chicken breasts will vary slightly depending on the heat of the grill and the thickness of the chicken breast.
After the chicken is marinated, it is grilled. Place the breast on the grill and sear on one side for about 7 to 8 minutes. You don’t have to peek at it or lift it up, so it leaves beautiful grilled marks.
Flip chicken over and cook for an additional 7 to 8 minutes or until thickest part of breast reaches 165°F. meat thermometer.
To keep the chicken juicy, it’s important to let it rest for about 3-5 minutes before cutting (enough time to plate and serve). Serve with a side of your choice and preferably on the patio with a large pitcher of Easy White Sangria.
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easy grilled chicken breast
Tenderly marinated chicken breast grilled juicy!
Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl or freezer bag. Add chicken and mix well.
Marinate chicken for 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours) before cooking.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Remove chicken from marinade and drain excess water. Discard the remaining marinade.
Place chicken on grill for 7 to 8 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 7 to 8 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F with no remaining pink color.
Let rest 3-5 minutes before slicing.
The nutrition label includes 1/2 of the marinade (to discard the rest).
Leftover chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
calorie: 238 | carbohydrates: 2g | protein: twenty fourg | obesity: 14g | saturated fat: 1g | cholesterol: 72mg | sodium: 618mg | potassium: 441mg | sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | calcium: 14mg | iron: 0.7mg
Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and ingredients brands used.
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