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

ingredients

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

 

directions

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