Looking for the ultimate grilled chicken recipe? This tender and juicy chicken is seasoned to perfection and is the ultimate summer dinner or lunch to serve it up.
A simple grilled chicken with an easy spice blend that flavors the chicken without overpowering the juicy flavorful meat.
Does The Chicken Need to Marinade
This grilled chicken recipe does need to marinate in the sauce you create. The sauce is going to soak into the chicken to add flavor but also help provide a moisture barrier to keep your chicken juicy as you grill it on the grill.
Best Grill To Use
Charcoal, pellet grill, indoor grill, propane, etc. Any grill will work for cooking your chicken. The biggest thing is if you can control the heat temperature, you are going to get a more consistent cook over the chicken.
Otherwise you might find charcoal grills will vary depending on how hot the grates and grill is.
What to Serve With Grilled Chicken
- Avocado Pasta Salad
- Cucumber Salad
- Steamed or Roasted Vegetables
- Dinner Rolls, breadsticks, garlic bread
- Potato Salad
How to Know When Chicken Is Fully Cooked
You will need to use an internal thermometer to check that the chicken reaches 165 degrees internal temperature.
The other ways to know the chicken is done is making sure the chicken juices run clear and the meat is white and no longer pink when sliced into.
How do you grill chicken without drying it out?
You will find the marinade is what helps lock in the juice of the chicken. If you don’t marinade your chicken first you will find that it can tend to dry out when being grilled.
More Recipe Ideas
Meal Prep With Chicken
This grilled chicken is awesome to save back what you don’t plan to eat. Store in the fridge for a few days. Use to slice and top a salad, pair with rice, cauliflower rice, etc.
Then you can heat up the chicken and use for take and go lunches, make for an easy dinner, etc. No matter what you serve with this chicken it is delicious.
- 2 Lbs. Chicken Breast
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
- 3 tsp. Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp. Paprika
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Black Pepper
- Combine the Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Paprika, Salt, and Pepper in a bowl and stir everything together
- Place your chicken in a Large Resealable Bag or a shallow dish and cover with marinade
- Allow Chicken to set aside for at least 30 Minutes (or overnight in the fridge)
- Grill on Medium/High Heat for 10 Minutes on Each Side until the internal temperature is 165°
- Let chicken rest 10 minutes before slicing
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 500mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 47g
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