This grilled chicken marinade not only adds a ton of flavor but, also tenderizes the chicken breasts. Say Hello to the Best Grilled Chicken! This flavorful chicken marinade gives you the best grilled chicken breast recipe because the chicken has so much flavor and stays juicy.
Place the chicken into a glass dish or a zip top bag.
Onions and garlic. Dice the onions and the garlic and then add them to the chicken.
Lemon. Zest the lemon and add the zest to the chicken. Slice the lemons in half and squeeze the juice over the chicken.
Season. Add the herbs, salt and pepper, and olive oil to the chicken.
Marinate. Toss to coat and marinade the chicken in the fridge until you are ready to cook.
Preheat the grill on High. Bring the grill temperature to about 500℉
Add oil to a paper towel and with tongs rub the oil onto the grill grates.
Add the chicken to the grill, then turn the grill down to a medium heat.
Cook on side one for 8 minutes.
Flip and continue to cook on the second side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of about 155°F. About 6 to 8 minutes. NOTE: Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken breasts and the temperature of the grill. I always use a probe thermometer when griilling to make sure I get the temperature just right. 165°F is safe cooking temperature for chicken.
Remove the chicken from the grill and place it on a platter, cover with foil and rest for 10 minutes. (the internal temperature of the chicken will climb during this time.)
Chicken: I usually buy chicken breasts or thighs for this recipe. To make things super easy, buy boneless, skinless chicken.
Options for MarinatingOvernight: This is the perfect recipe to make the night before. Marinate the chicken overnight in the fridge. Remove from the fridge one hour before grilling. For at least an hour: If you are short on time, simply marinate this chicken for about an hour at room temperature before grilling.In the freezer: This chicken can be frozen. It is the perfect recipe to make a double batch of on then stick one batch in the freezer to cook at a later date.