Best Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipes
Easy healthy grilled chicken recipes for a light grilled chicken spiced with garlic, onion, oregano, and lemon juice. And a sweet fresh grilled chicken salad with bell peppers, avocado, and mango. Try 'em and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.
Simple Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipe
Ingredients (Serves 12)
Time: Under 1 Hour
Healthy Grilled Chicken
Use a blender to thoroughly mix the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, onion powder, oregano, seasoning salt, and pepper.
Place chicken along with the lemon marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken. Reopen, squeeze out excess air, reseal and allow to marinate, at room temperature, 20 minutes prior to grilling.
Meanwhile, clean and preheat your grill for high heat (600 - 800 degrees F). If you're using charcoal, pile it up on only one side of your grill.
The charcoal is ready when you can hold the palm of your hand two inches above the grate for only 1 - 2 seconds before pulling away.
Wipe the grill grate with olive oil, using a rag or paper towel. This will keep your chicken from sticking to the BBQ during the grilling process.
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.
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 other side of your grill where there are no coals). Cover the grill.
Cook the chicken cook 3 - 5 minutes per side. Your healthy grilled chicken is done when the juices run clear (or internal temperature reaches 170 - 180 degrees F).
To keep this recipe healthy, serve grilled chicken with fresh vegetables and rice. Shred leftovers and use in a salad (see recipe below).
Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipe