Easy Grilled Chicken Recipe
A simple marinade and easy tips for grilling makes this easy grilled chicken recipe the BEST. Make these flavorful, juicy chicken breasts for dinner tonight!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 2 pounds
Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top plastic bag and pound them using a meat mallet or rolling pin until they are an even thickness, about ½-inch thick.
Pour the marinade into the bag with the chicken, seal the bag, and place it in a baking dish (in case of leaks). Turn the bag to coat all parts of the chicken. Place chicken in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Clean the grates of a gas or charcoal grill (or use an indoor grill pan). Oil the grill grates and heat the grill to medium high (375-450 degrees F).
Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard extra marinade. Grill chicken for 5-8 minutes per side, until cooked through. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees F. For the best grill marks and juicy chicken, begin cooking the chicken on a hotter part of the grill for a few minutes and then move it to lower heat to finish cooking through.
Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve chicken right away or refrigerate to use for lunches, salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches, etc. throughout the week. Cooked chicken can be stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
- Nutrition information is for chicken only since most of the marinade is discarded or cooked off during the grilling process.
Serving: 3ounces chicken | Calories: 160kcal | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 70mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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