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Easy Dinner Entree

  • Learn how to grill chicken breasts so they come out perfectly juicy and incredibly flavorful with the easy marinade.
  • This is the perfect meal prep recipe for easy lunches or dinners all week long.
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Just 2 Ingredients – Chicken and Marinade

Chicken – Choose boneless/skinless breasts that are roughly the same size so they cook evenly. Chicken thighs will also work in this recipe.

Marinade – This marinade has a savory flavor without any sugar. Worcestershire sauce can be switched out for coconut aminos acids or low-sodium soy sauce. If time is short, use your favorite bottled low-carb vinaigrette.

Variations – Zest up your grill game and add some southwest seasoning to the marinade. Make kabobs by cutting the chicken into 2” cubes for a new twist.

How To Grill Chicken Breasts

  1. Prepare marinade as directed in the recipe below.
  2. Add chicken to marinade and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  3. Remove chicken and cook on medium-high heat flipping halfway through.
  4. Allow the chicken to rest before slicing and serving.

Tips For Grilling Success

  • Avoid over-marinating chicken. Longer than 4 hours and the chicken will become flavorless and mushy.
  • Use a meat thermometer! It is the best way to determine when the chicken is cooked. It should read 165°F for safe consumption.
  • Make sure your grill (electric, charcoal, pellets) is preheated well before adding the chicken. This ensures the chicken is seared on the outside to seal in all those delicious juices.
  • Allow the meat to rest once it’s removed from its cooking element. The juices will recirculate back into the meat so that it stays juicy once sliced.

Cooking Tip

Cooked chicken will rise a few degrees as it rests so you can take it off the grill around 163°F! Check to be sure it has reached 165˚F before consumption.

What To Serve with Grilled Chicken Breasts

Grilled chicken breasts are the most versatile protein there is. Serve it fresh off the grill with a side of grilled brussels sprouts or mushrooms. Or top strips of grilled chicken breast on a caprese salad or a grilled chicken salad.

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Leftovers?

  • Keep leftover grilled chicken breasts in a covered container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Freeze cooled breasts either whole or in strips in zippered bags for up to a month.
  • Leftovers are perfect added to other recipes like chicken salad or chicken pot pie.

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Grilled Chicken Breasts

This easy recipe for grilled chicken breasts turns out perfect every time.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
time to marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly

Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Bowls or zippered bag
BBQ or grill

Ingredients  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Marinade

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Instructions 

  • Combine marinade ingredients including olive oil, lemon juice, dijon, Worcestershire, lemon pepper, and garlic, in a bowl or zippered bag. Add chicken and toss well to combine.
  • Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes (or up to 2 hours) in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (around 375-400°F).
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard excess marinade.
  • Place the chicken on the preheated grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Be sure the chicken reaches a safe internal cooking temperature of 165ºF. Test with a digital thermometer and remove from the grill promptly to prevent chicken from drying out.
  • The internal temp of the chicken will continue to rise as it rests, so you can take it off the grill at 163˚F.  Check it has risen to 165˚F before consuming.
  • Cover and allow chicken to rest for at least 5 minutes. The juices will retract back into the meat so it will remain juicy once sliced.
  • Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and in the freezer for 1 month. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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