Simple Grilled Chicken

grilled chicken

Grilled chicken is a go-to meal around my house.  It makes a simple dinner quickly & is great as a leftover to make chicken salad or add to a soup.  This chicken is fast & easy & has just the right amount of seasoning to blend with any side dish.  

If the chicken breast you buy is really thick, just pound it out a little with a tenderizer or butterfly the breast filet.  Often grilled chicken comes out dry & bland but this recipe will keep that from happening to you ever again.  The key is to undercook the chicken a bit on the grill & then placing the chicken into the oven to finish cooking.  This will also give you elegant grill marks without charring the outside of the meat.


grilled chicken

Simple Grilled Chicken


6 chicken breasts

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 tablespoon herbs de provence

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon paprika

optional garnish: extra limes for squeezing juice onto chicken when done



preheat an outdoor grill to 600º & preheat indoor oven to 250º.

combine the dry spices, olive oil & lime juice in a small bowl.

place chicken & marinade in a large baggie or sealed container, making sure all the pieces of chicken have been coated with the marinade.

allow to marinade for 15 minutes, then grill chicken about 3-4 minutes per side.  remove chicken to a glass dish & cover with foil.  place chicken in oven for 20 minutes.  allow to rest 5 minutes after removing from the oven.

serve immediately or slice & enjoy as a quick protein to add to lunch tomorrow!

This recipe is part of a week long menu with complete grocery list & prep ahead directions

Love, Cara