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Grilled Chicken

This grilled chicken is tender, juicy and so easy to make. The flavorful marinade recipe uses simple pantry ingredients and includes secret tips for grilling to avoid cooking tough and dried out chicken.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken marinade, chicken seasoning, easy chicken breast recipe, easy low carb dinner, grilled chicken, how to make keto pancakes, keto chicken, paleo, paleo chicken, whole30, whole30 chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 275 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts OR chicken thighs
  • 3/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt OR kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder OR 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos , can also substitute with GF Tamari or soy sauce if not Whole30/Paleo
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil OR avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Pat the chicken dry. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. TO MARINATE USING A RESEALABLE BAG:  Add the rest of the ingredients to a resealable plastic bag, silicon bag such as a Stasher Bag with chicken. Close the bag and gently massage to coat chicken pieces evenly. Marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

  3. TO MARINATE USING A RESEALABLE CONTAINER: Whisk the rest of the marinade ingredients in a resealable dish and add the chicken. Be sure the chicken is coated well. Close the lid and marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator.

  4. PREHEAT GRILL TO MEDIUM-HIGH HEAT: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat for 10 minutes.

    GRILL CHICKEN: Grill marinated chicken for 6-8 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of your chicken), or until no longer pink inside or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees. 

    REST CHICKEN: Use tongs to remove chicken and transfer to a platter to rest. Cover with an aluminum foil tent. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.