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Best Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipes

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

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano (parsley or cilantro)


  • Seasoning salt (not regular salt)


  • Ground black pepper to taste


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  • Healthy Grilled Chicken
    Recipe Directions

    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.

    Grilling Tip:
    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
    Fresh Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

    Ingredients (Serves 4 - 6)
    Time: 1 1/2 Hours (includes marinating)

  • 5 tablespoons lime juice


  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced


  • 1/2 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed


  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips


  • 1 avocado, cubed


  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped


  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped


  • 1/2 head green leaf lettuce, rinsed and torn


  • Healthy Grilled Chicken
    Recipe Directions

    Use a blender to combine lime juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, honey (warm it for easy blending), olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour half the dressing into a large resealable plastic bag (refrigerate other half for later use).

    Add your chicken to the bag. Shake to coat, remove excess air, seal and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.

    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.

    Grilling Tip:
    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. Cooking spray 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.

    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.

    Continue grilling chicken 3 - 5 more minutes per side or until juices run clear (internal temperature should be 170 - 180 degrees F). Set aside to cool.

    Meanwhile, toss together the mango, black beans, red bell pepper, avocado, red onion, and cilantro. Gently stir in reserved dressing. Shred grilled chicken and toss with mixture. Serve atop a bed of green leaf lettuce.


    Healthy Grilled Chicken Burgers Recipe

    Add this to your list of grilled chicken recipes and you may just dump the rest. These healthy grilled chicken burgers are moist and cook in minutes.



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