How to Grill Chicken Breasts
Grilled Chicken Recipes
One of the quickest and easiest anytime meals is grilled chicken breasts.
They cook in minutes and can be marinated, sauced up, or topped with your favorite ingredients to create a new taste sensation every time you cook them. And compared to some other meals, they are still an affordable way to serve something delicious for dinner.
I've included the basic recipe for grilled chicken breasts and assembled a list of luscious links to some of the best grilled chicken recipes that I've found online.
How to Grill Chicken Breasts
This is a simple basic (but still delicious) recipe for grilling chicken breasts. If you'd like to use barbeque sauce to add more flavor, follow this recipe but wait to add the sauce until just before it is cooked through to prevent the sauce from burning.
If you prefer to use a marinade, that should be done prior to cooking. After you've marinated the breasts, you can cook the breasts as follows.
What You'll Need
Figure on serving one or two whole breasts per person.
Boneless Chicken Breasts
Salt and Pepper
*A Hot Grill
Pre heat your charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat.
Rub Olive oil over both sides of the breasts.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Place chicken breasts on the grill.
Grill until just cooked through, about 5 or 6 minutes per side- depending on thickness.
Remove and serve immediately.
Alternative Ideas For How To Grill Chicken Breasts
Follow the links to find other ideas for grilling your chicken breasts.
- How to Grill Simple but Delicious Chicken Breasts
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- How to Grill Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts | Serious Eats
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- Grilling Chicken Breasts - Pound it flat, brine it and grill it hot and fast
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Highly Recommended - Weber Q series of propane grills
The Weber Q series BBQ grill comes highly recommended by me. They are available in several different sizes ranging from a small one for tailgating all the way up to a standard sized grill. If you're looking for quality, you won't go wrong. We've had our Baby Q for 10 years now.
This small sized grill is easy to take anywhere and is actually big enough to cook for a family of 4. I know that because I own one and when I say 4, that's my husband and I plus our two grown sons.
This one is a little bigger and would be great to take along for a larger tailgate party or for when you're camping out with friends.
This is the full-size Q. You'd leave this one home.
Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes
A friend of mine turned me on to The Barbecue! Bible a while ago and I highly recommend getting a copy of that one, along with this great companion to it.
Ready to Grill!
Lawry's Premade Marinades - Try All the Lawry's Premade Marinades for Delicious Grilled Chicken
Lawry's bottled marinades make it easy to have tasty chicken breasts any night of the week. The following are a few of my favorites but they make many more. You can grab them here at a discount through Amazon or look for them at your local grocery store. We love them!
Ready to dig in? - Yes, please!
Barbeque Sauce of the Month Club - A fun way to keep your grilled chicken breast from getting boring!
This is the perfect gift for your grill loving friends!
All of the above sauces, marinades, and recipes can be made with any type of chicken, not just the breast. Judge cooking time accordingly. Boneless breasts will cook faster.
Please share the recipe to your favorite marinade or sauce for grilling chicken breasts. We love finding new tasty ways to serve chicken for dinner!