Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts

Pair with fresh, seasonal vegetables and whole grains for a perfect post-workout or weeknight meal.

Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts
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What makes these chicken breasts perfect is the marinating time. With some advanced planning, you can get these babies marinating for at least four to up to eight hours to help tenderize and add the perfect amount of flavor.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 301; total fat: 14g; saturated fat: 2g; protein: 32g; carbohydrates: 11g; sugars: 9g; fiber: 0g; cholesterol: 103mg

Recipe and photo courtesy Katie Serbinski, M.S., R.D., from Mom to Mom Nutrition.

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 3 medium garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp of whole grain mustard
  • ¼ cup of cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 6 Tbsp of olive oil
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Whisk in the olive oil and pepper. Add chicken, and cover with marinade. Refrigerate for 8 hours.

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before grilling. Place the chicken on the grill and cook 6 minutes each side, or until juices run clear. Let the grilled chicken rest 5 minutes, covered, before serving.