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Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts

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Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

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. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Use 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves in place of the fresh thyme.
  • Serve with a mixed greens and sliced strawberry salad, crusty herb bread and tall glasses of iced tea.
  • No grill? No problem! This recipe can be made on your stove-top with a grill pan.
  • 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 Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Chicken Breast
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
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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