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Easy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

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Marinated Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast

Easy grilled chicken breast recipe for low fat, healthy marinated grilled boneless chicken breasts with lemon. Plus easy how to techniques and grilling times for grilling chicken breasts on the BBQ. Try it and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4 - 6)
Time: 1 Hour

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper


  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed


  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Techniques for Grilling Chicken Breasts

    Before grilling chicken breasts, preheat your outdoor grill for high heat (600 - 800 degrees F). If you're using charcoal, pile it up on only one side of your grill.

    Grilling Tip:
    A charcoal grill is ready for high heat when you can hold the palm of your hand two inches above the grate for only 1 - 2 seconds before pulling away.

    Meanwhile, use a blender to combine the lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper, oregano, basil, rosemary, salt and pepper.

    Place chicken and lemon-rosemary marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken. Reopen, squeeze out excess air, reseal and allow to marinate, at room temperature, at least 20 minutes prior to grilling.

    Wipe the grill grate with olive oil, using a rag or paper towel. This will keep your grilled chicken breasts from sticking to the bbq during the grilling process. Cooking spray also works well for this.

    Place chicken on the grill in an organized manner with a little room between each piece to allow air to circulate. If you're using charcoal, place chicken directly over the coals. Cover grill.

    Grilling Times for Chicken Breasts

    Grill for about 5 minutes or until good grill marks appear. Then flip each piece over and grill for 3 minutes more.

    Now that you've seared the chicken, turn the heat down to medium if you're gas grilling. If you're using charcoal, move the chicken to indirect heat (the side of your grill with no coals). Cover grill.

    Continue grilling chicken breasts 3 - 5 more minutes per side (5 - 10 minutes if you're grilling bone-in chicken breasts) or until juices run clear (internal temperature should be 170 - 180 degrees F).



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