Healthy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes (2 Marinades)

Searching for easy grilled chicken breast recipes? Check out my 2 favorite delicious and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes including italian barbecue and lemon pepper. These flavorful grilled chicken marinades are so yummy!

If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe that's juicy, tender, and flavorful, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades and seasonings you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe #marinade

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Healthy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes

As a busy mom and wife, staying active and eating healthy is super important to me. In the summer months our family especially loves grilling out and spending our evenings in our backyard together.

Today, I’m so excited to be partnering up with adidas in sharing our family’s go-to healthy grilled chicken breast recipes and my favorite outfit to wear for my evening workout in the summer months.

My grilled chicken breast recipes are so easy to make, pair great with a salad, and are the perfect, delicious meal to eat before or after a good workout!

 

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If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe that's juicy, tender, and flavorful, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades and seasonings you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe #marinade

Healthy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes

One of my absolute favorite things to cook on the grill is boneless skinless chicken breast, so today I’m sharing two of my favorite healthy grilled chicken breast recipes, made with Italian Barbecue and Lemon Pepper marinade.

Both grilled chicken breast marinades are super flavorful and delicious and I love pairing them with whole grain rice or couscous, and a salad for a healthy, protein-packed meal.

If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe that's juicy, tender, and flavorful, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades and seasonings you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe #marinade

Healthy Grilled Chicken Breast Marinade Recipes

My italian barbecue and lemon pepper grilled chicken breast marinade recipes both taste amazing and are so simple to whip together. I’ve always preferred marinating chicken myself because it allows me to choose the flavors I’m in the mood for and I can control the ingredients/sodium content.

Although these two grilled chicken marinade recipes are my favorites, the possibilities are completely endless when it comes to flavoring up your grilled chicken!

Barbecue, Italian, Lemon Pepper, Ranch, Chili Lime, Hawaiian, Spicy Garlic, and Taco are just a few of the other grilled chicken breast marinades I love to make and they all taste incredible grilled during the summer months.

If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe that's juicy, tender, and flavorful, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades and seasonings you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe #marinade

Tips for Marinating Grilled Chicken Breast

Marinating chicken breast couldn’t be easier. First add all your wet ingredients in a bowl, add in your dry ingredients, and whip together with a whisk. Trim away any fat off the chicken breast and slice to make uniform pieces for more even cooking. For juicer chicken, I also like to use this tenderizer. Lightly salt and pepper chicken.

Next, grab a large resealable bag, add in the chicken, and pour the marinade in the bag. Seal the bag and give it a good shake to ensure all the ingredients are evenly distributed on the meat.

Refrigerate overnight (preferred) or at least 2 hours to let the flavor of the marinade soak in. Once it’s had time to marinate, simply toss on the grill and enjoy your flavorful grilled chicken breast!

How Long to Grill Chicken Breast

Grilled chicken breast only takes about 10-12 minutes to cook. We have a gas grill and normally cook our chicken breast about 5-6 minutes on each side, turning over halfway.

We also always use this cooking thermometer to check our meat for doneness, and chicken should have an internal temperature of at least 165º F for safe eating. Once it’s fully cooked, allow the chicken to cool/rest for at least 5 minutes before eating.

What to Serve with Grilled Chicken Breast

My healthy grilled chicken breast goes perfect with rice and veggies or can easily be shredded up and ate on top of a salad, in a wrap, or even used for tacos. The possibilities are endless with this tender and juicy grilled chicken breast!

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Healthy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 17 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Searching for easy grilled chicken breast recipes? Check out my healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 flavorful, healthy chicken breast marinades including lemon pepper and italian barbecue. 


Ingredients

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Simple Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast Marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lemon pepper seasoning, low sodium preferred
  • Salt and pepper, sprinkled on chicken

Easy Italian Barbecue Grilled Chicken Breast Marinade

  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s is my fave)
  • 1/2 cup italian dressing with olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, sprinkled on chicken

Instructions

  • Whisk all the ingredients together and pour over chicken breast in a sealed bag.
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours before grilling.
  • First add all your wet ingredients in a bowl, then add in your dry ingredients, and whip together with a whisk. Set aside.
  • Next, trim away any fat off the chicken breast and slice to make uniform pieces for more even cooking. For juicer chicken, I also like to use this tenderizer.
  • Lightly salt and pepper chicken, as desired.
  • Next, grab a large resealable bag, add in the chicken, and pour the marinade in the bag. Seal the bag and give it a good shake to ensure all the ingredients are evenly distributed on the meat.
  • Refrigerate overnight (preferred) or at least 2 hours to let the flavor of the marinade soak in.
  • Once it’s had time to marinate, place chicken on a preheated grill and cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165º F. (I highly recommend this cooking thermometer
  • Once grilled chicken breast is fully cooked, allow the chicken to cool/rest for at least 5 minutes before eating.
  • Serve with rice and veggies or on top of a salad and enjoy!

Notes

The lemon pepper recipe yields enough marinade for 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, and the italian barbecue yields enough marinade for 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts.

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If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe that's juicy, tender, and flavorful, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades and seasonings you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe #marinade If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe that's juicy, tender, and flavorful, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades and seasonings you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe #marinade

My Favorite Summer Workout Outfit

This cute and casual workout outfit from adidas is perfect for wearing in the hot summer months for a good workout or run! I just love the black and white loose tank, high waisted gray and pink leggings, and my super comfy light purple adidas running sneakers! #workoutoutfit #workoutclothes #runningshoes #adidas

Alongside eating healthy, staying fit and working out is something that’s very important to me, and I enjoy being outdoors as much as I can- especially since I’m tied to my desk/phone for a lot of hours during the day.

One of my favorite ways to keep active is going for an evening run or long walk around our neighborhood after dinner. I love to put my headphones in with my favorite playlist and really get the stress of my day out. I also love playing outside with our kids and discovering healthy activities the whole family can do together like these 5 Healthy and Fun Family Activities.

 

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This cute and casual workout outfit from adidas is perfect for wearing in the hot summer months for a good workout or run! I just love the black and white loose tank, high waisted gray and pink leggings, and my super comfy light purple adidas running sneakers! #workoutoutfit #workoutclothes #runningshoes #adidas

Of course, I’m all about being super comfortable when I work out, so I absolutely adore this loose workout tank and these high waisted leggings from adidas.

I just love the pink detailing on the leggings and the tank is so breezy and light-weight for running and working out.

(Sizing details: I went with a size S for the tank because I like it a little looser when I’m running, and an XS in the leggings)

I’m also totally obsessed with my new light purple running sneakers. I had really been on the hunt for a comfortable pair of running shoes and these have an amazing cloud foam support in them that feels amazing!

Plus, I’m in love with the “ice purple” and white colors on these sneakers and think they’re so pretty.

This cute and casual workout outfit from adidas is perfect for wearing in the hot summer months for a good workout or run! I just love the black and white loose tank, high waisted gray and pink leggings, and my super comfy light purple adidas running sneakers! #workoutoutfit #workoutclothes #runningshoes #adidas


Hope you enjoyed my healthy grilled chicken breast recipes and will give these yummy grilled chicken marinades a try soon! How do you stay fit and healthy in the summer months? What’s your favorite healthy recipe for the grill? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

 

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If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe that's juicy, tender, and flavorful, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades and seasonings you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe #marinade

If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe that's juicy, tender, and flavorful, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades and seasonings you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe #marinade

If you want the BEST grilled chicken breast recipe, then look no further! Today I'm sharing my easy and healthy grilled chicken breast recipes with 2 simple marinades you'll love! Pair with whole grain rice or a salad for a healthy, protein-packed meal. #grilledchicken #chickenrecipe #healthyrecipe

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  1. Sharon wrote:

    Good flavor. Cooked it on my power smokeless grill and it had a good taste that stayed on the chicken while grilling.

    Posted 3.10.19 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Glad you enjoyed it Sharon!

      Posted 3.19.19 Reply
  2. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    This looks so delicious! And I’m obsessed with those sneakers!

    Posted 8.21.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Aren’t they so cute?! Super comfy too.

      Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  3. Whitney wrote:

    Those chicken recipes look so good and so easy! Love those lavender running shoes. I definitely need a new pair

    Posted 8.20.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I’m in love with the lavender color.

      Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  4. Andrea Nine wrote:

    The food looks incredible and so do you! I have those Adidas ice purple shoes and they really are like clouds!

    Posted 8.15.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you beautiful! And yay, I’m so glad you love yours too they’re SO soft and comfy.

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  5. Tanya Dufour wrote:

    I love grilling in the summer! The recipes sound great and easy ! I usually go for a barbeque style marinade. Your outfit is also super cute and definitely something I would wear to workout.

    Posted 8.15.18 Reply
  6. Nadine wrote:

    I love adidas! Always have. Those shoes are so cute! And I am all about some looser fitting tops. I dont know why everyone has to make everything so clingy. That is not what I want when I am trying to get my workout on, you know?

    Posted 8.15.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! I’ve been such a fan since like elementary/middle school. And totally, I can’t stand tight workout tops either–especially if I’m running.

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  7. Shana L wrote:

    This chicken looks absolutely delicious. Like my mouth is watering right now. Also, your workout gear is super cute.

    Posted 8.13.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank you! It truly is yummy! And this outfit has been on total repeat lately for my workouts. 🙂

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  8. Helen wrote:

    This looks SO delicious! I stink at cooking any kind of meat but I want to try this! I also love your workout outfit.

    Posted 8.13.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! This is super easy to make, and even if you don’t have a grill you can do it in the oven and it turns out delicious too.

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  9. Ruth Ridley wrote:

    This looks so good!! I wanna try!!

    Posted 8.13.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Ruth- it’s delicious and a great way to add extra flavor.

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  10. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

    This looks great! It is hard to stay on a diet with great food like this. LOL! When we come to visit maybe we could try this. Glad you got Adidas to sponsor you and love your Blog and posts. Dad

    Posted 8.13.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      This is healthy though! haha and yep we can make it again. Thanks!

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  11. Emelia wrote:

    We do grilled chicken often in the summer. I love it and am trying your Italian bbq marinade- sounds so good! Love both of those outfits. The hot pink detail is so fun! Adidas is so comfy too!

    Posted 8.13.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s the perfect dinner choice and I love eating them on salads and in wraps throughout the week for lunch. And isn’t that pink detailing the cutest?! I loved your shoes you shared on Insta yesterday too!

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  12. Marinela wrote:

    I love the recipe! It looks really tasty i will try it! Also your outfit is super cute! Great post!

    Posted 8.13.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! We love grilled chicken in the summer months, and this outfit has been my go-to lately.

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  13. Ashley Stephenson wrote:

    Grilled chicken is one of our go to meals! My favorite seasoning is just letting it marinate in Italian dressing for 24 hours! Always so juicy!

    Posted 8.13.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      That sounds delicious! I need to try it with just italian one day.

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  14. cait wrote:

    grilled chicken is def something we do a lot of in the summer time- especially because like you said, you can use it for so many different things throughout the week! that tank and work outfit is soo cute!

    Posted 8.13.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yep, I love eating them on salads or in wraps. And thank-you- it’s such a comfy outfit for running.

      Posted 8.17.18 Reply