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Easy Grilled Chicken

Whip up this easy grilled chicken for dinner tonight. Juicy, flavorful chicken that is bursting with flavor. Toss this chicken on your grill and serve up. 

Here is a fantastic way to cook Grilled London Broil, or if you are pork fans try my pork chop recipe on the grill. Also, check out my marinated Ribeye steaks.  

Grilled Chicken

This garlic-grilled chicken is so easy. Toss on your wood grill, pellet grill, propane, or even indoors. This grilled chicken is incredible and so easy. 

Easy Grilled Chicken

How to Make

Step 1: Start by prepping your chicken & pound them down if they are very thick. You can cut off any parts that need to be removed. 

Step 2: Then work on your marinade, and then place your chicken in the mixture and allow to marinate as directed. 

Step 3: Preheat your grill and get it nice and hot. Toss your chicken on and cook as directed! 

Easy Grilled Chicken

How Long Do You Grill Chicken 

The time for grilling chicken will vary depending on how thick or thin your chicken is. You will aim for 4-5 minutes on one side and flip to the other side. 

I highly recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure your chicken reaches 165 degrees. You want to ensure your chicken gets fully cooked.

Probe your chicken in the largest part of the chicken so you get the most accurate reading. 

Easy Grilled Chicken

How Do You Grill Chicken Without A Grill 

If you want to make this garlic grilled chicken but don’t own a grill, check this out. You can grill chicken without a grill. 

Reach for a cast iron skillet or a heavy-duty pan. Turn it to high heat and let it get nice and hot for 2-3 minutes. Then add the oil and make sure the whole bottom of the pan is fully coated with oil. 

Add in your chicken, and cook for 5-6 minutes on one side, don’t move it around. Then flip and repeat until the chicken is fully cooked. 

It will give you a similar flavor to a grilled chicken off your grill.  

Do you let chicken rest after grilling 

You do need to let the chicken rest after you pull it off the grill. It will help to keep your chicken moist. Just remove your chicken from the grill and then place it on a plate or platter. Cover gently with aluminum foil and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. 

Once it has rested, then serve up your chicken and enjoy. 

Easy Grilled Chicken

Should you wash chicken before cooking

Some people think washing chicken before serving is needed. But washing chicken is a great way to gain a higher chance of getting food poisoning. The chicken juice will splatter and you can accidentally not get it all cleaned up. 

Then if you expose yourself to the raw chicken juices you can get sick. So I recommend not washing your chicken. You can pat them down with a paper towel if you want to reduce some of the liquid. 

Can I make this on my Ninja Foodi Grill

Yes, you absolutely can. Read the notes section of the recipe card for the directions.

Easy Grilled Chicken

For another amazing grill recipe, check out this campfire Queso dip, you will LOVE it!!

Easy Grilled Chicken

Easy Grilled Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Whip up this easy grilled chicken for dinner tonight. Juicy, flavorful chicken that is bursting with flavor. Toss this chicken on your grill and serve up.


  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire
  • 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 2 TBSP Garlic, minced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 TBSP Dried Italian Seasoning


  1. If your chicken breasts are pretty thick, you want to put them in a Ziploc bag and give them a good pounding. You want them to be about 1/2" thick.
  2. Put your marinade ingredients into a Ziploc bag, (you can reuse them one you just used to pound your breasts). Add the olive oil, minced garlic, salt & pepper, lemon zest & dried Italian seasoning into your Ziploc. Seal it and give the bag a good squishing to mix the ingredients.
  3. Add your chicken breasts into the Ziploc bag. Seal the bag. Massage the chicken in the bag, to fully coat with marinade. Marinade anywhere from a couple of hours, to overnight in the fridge. (If using a Ninja Foodi Grill, see the notes section)
  4. Preheat your grill to high heat. Carefully put some oil on your grates.
  5. Place your chicken breasts on to your grill once preheated to a nice high heat. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes. You do not want to over cook. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.


Ninja Foodi Grill directions

4. Insert removable cooking pot. Insert grill grate into your pot.

5. Press grill button, set to MED, set time to 16 minutes. Allow to preheat.

6. Once "Add Food" flashes, add chicken onto grill, close lid.and grill for 8-10 minutes, than flip the meat, closing grill once again. Cook for another 5-7 minutes and check internal temperature to see if has reached 165 degrees.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 585Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 46gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g

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