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You know those days when you realize that you need to get dinner on the table in 1/2 an hr and you haven’t even started yet? Only to quickly open up pinterest and see if you can find a quick and easy chicken recipe? Ya, only to find that all those grilling recipes need so much marineting time! With this super easy grilled chicken recipe, you don’t need marinating time!
I love how I can just defrost my chicken, add my dressings and go grill. Even though, yes you will get more flavor if you marinate the chicken, even if it is only for 15 min, it will still taste delicious even if you grill it right away. Since your going to be basting the dressing over the chicken every few minutes while making this grilled chicken breast it still gets all those flavors in the chicken.
Don’t really know how to grill chicken? Don’t worry I’ll show you exactly step-by-step how to do it. And for future references you can download this cheat sheet for grilling times. That way every time you want to grill, you don’t need to go look up how much time on each side you need to grill your food, because really? That gets so annoying! So, just hit download and have it handy every single time.
Shall we get to the recipe for this super simple grilled chicken breast?
If you don’t have your grill on yet, go turn it on. By the time you have your chicken ready, your grill will be hot. Also, if your chicken isn’t defrosted, then do that quick to.
If I don’t have my meat defrosted yet, then I’ll just pop it into my microwave on the drefrost setting, then within 5- 10 minutes it will be defrosted without any of those microwave cooked edges.
Take your bottle of greek salad dressing and a bottle of italian dressing. Combine 1/2 c of the greek dressing with 1/4 cup of the italian dressing and pour it into a ziploc bag.
I like to use a bag, because it makes it much easier to coat the entire chicken. If you are going to be grilling right away, take the chicken out of the bag, and sprinkle with rock salt and pepper.
I highly recommend using rock salt. Especially on meats. It is honestly a level up from regular salt. Plus, it’s salt, so how cheap do you not think it is? I promise, rock salt adds so much more flavor to your meats than regular salt does! It’s so very worth it to have these 2 different salts! (table and rock)
Once you have sprinkled rock salt and pepper on each side of your chicken. Let rest until grill is hot. Or if its hot already then just grill right away. Also, if you are making this ahead of time, place it in the fridge and let it marinate until you are ready to cook dinner.
Grill chicken over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side. For my grill, I’ve found that 7 minutes on the first side, and then 5 minutes on the second side, brings it to the perfect temperature of 165 degrees.
Make sure you have one of these long BBQ thermometers so that you don’t have to risk burning your hands using the traditional small ones! While grilling, brush chicken with a large BBQ brush from the remaining dressings that are in the bag. Brush the chicken, when you lay it on the grill.
About 2 minutes later, and then before you flip the chicken over again. Total in basting the chicken 3 times on each side. Once the chicken reaches the temperature of 165 degrees, remove lay on foil, and pour over the last remaining dressing. Cover and let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes longer. (This is the perfect time to set the table, and get everyone at the table for dinner).
While your chicken is grilling, grill corn on the cob with it, and toss a salad together and you have a great meal! Plus- every single person in my family loves every single one of those! Ok, maybe my 2 youngest don’t eat salad, but my older boys(4&5) love it all.
What’s your favorite vegetable to grill? I would love to hear!
Don’t forget to download your grilling cheat sheet! Gives you the times for all the meats, plus includes the time for each thickness… and don’t forget the vegetables because this tells you how long to grill those to!
Make grilling easier today with these grilling essentials!
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1/4 c Italian dressing
- 1/2 cup Greek dressing
- rock salt and pepper
Place dressings in a Ziploc bag and add chicken. Coat chicken with dressings.
Preheat your grill over medium high heat. Once grill is hot, remove chicken sprinkle with rock salt and pepper. Keep remaining dressing in a small bowl.
Grill chicken for 7 minutes on the first side, basting with left over dressings every 2 minutes. Flip, and cook for another 5 minutes,(or until internal temperature reaches 165*F) basting every 2 minutes. Remove from grill, wrap in foil and let rest 5-10 minutes.