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Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts

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Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Consider this your ultimate grilled chicken recipe! With a handful of ingredients, 35 minutes and a little help from your grill (or grill pan), you’ll achieve a tender, juicy chicken breast that the whole family will enjoy. It may sound simple, fresh thyme leaves, fragrant lemon zest, a pinch of garlic salt and pepper, and guess what?—it is! So when grilling season comes creeping in, look to this recipe to guide you to an easy, flavor-packed weeknight dinner you’ll want to make again and again.
Updated Jun 20, 2019

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 oz each)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Steps

  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix thyme, lemon, garlic salt and pepper. Coat both sides of chicken with oil, then rub with thyme mixture.
  • 2
    Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 17 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F in center). Garnish with additional fresh thyme if desired.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves in place of the fresh thyme.
  • tip 2
    Serve with a mixed greens and sliced strawberry salad, crusty herb bread and tall glasses of iced tea.
  • tip 3
    No grill? No problem! This recipe can be made on your stove-top with a grill pan.
  • tip 4
    Betty has endless chicken recipes—take a peek at 80 Reasons We Never Get Bored of Chicken Breast for even more easy dinner ideas.

Nutrition

230 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 38g Protein, 0g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Chicken Breast
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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