Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

Do you struggle with chicken breasts turning out dry and bland? You’re not alone, and the grilled chicken breast recipe might just change your mind about this lean cut.

I remember my own frustrations, believing I could never get it right—until I learned a simple marinating technique that transformed my grilled chicken from rubbery to juicy and flavorful.

It was a bonus discovery during a family cookout where my siblings declared it the best chicken they’d ever had!

This recipe focuses on marinating the chicken ahead of time to ensure it stays tender and juicy, even when grilled.

Adding flavorful herbs and spices to your marinade guarantees that every bite is packed with taste, contrary to the belief that healthy must mean tasteless.

Whether you serve it sliced on a Caesar salad, topped with melted cheese on a toasted bun, or as the main course with a side of veggies, it’s a quick, easy, and delicious way to say goodbye to bland, dry chicken.

With the right prep and cooking time, this dish will turn any dinner into a flavorful event, proving that simplest dishes can also be the most popular.


Quick Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

Quick Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe


  • 1¾ pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1¼ teaspoons of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ teaspoons of lemon zest (from one lemon)


  1. Place each chicken breast in a 1-gallon zip-lock bag. Using a meat mallet, gently pound them to an even thickness of about ½-inch. This helps them cook evenly and stay juicy!
  2. In the same zip-lock bag (just make sure it’s still in good shape), combine the olive oil, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and lemon zest. Add the chicken breasts back into the bag. Give them a good massage with the marinade to make sure they’re well-coated. Seal the bag tightly and pop it into a bowl (this catches any leaks) and let it chill in the fridge. Let the chicken soak up the flavors for at least 4 hours, or even overnight for best results.
  3. Fire up your grill to high heat and brush the grates with some oil to prevent sticking. Place the marinated chicken breasts on the grill and cover them. Let them cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t overcook. You want them perfectly golden outside and juicy inside.
  4. Once done, transfer the chicken breasts to a serving platter. They’re now ready to be the star of your meal!

Grilled Chicken Breast

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