Sliced grilled chicken breast garnished with herbs and lemon.
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Grilled Chicken Breast

This grilled chicken breast recipe is boneless skinless chicken breasts soaked in a flavorful garlic and herb marinade, then grilled to golden brown perfection. A staple recipe that's perfect for summer entertaining!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled chicken, grilled chicken breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 313kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon parsley leaves chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breasts in a bowl or resealable gallon sized bag.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon zest, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken. Marinate for at least 1 hour, or up to 24 hours.
  • Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium. Add the chicken in a single layer.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with additional parsley for garnish, then slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 582mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.8mg