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Healthy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes + My Fave Summer Workout Outfit
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!
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 marinade recipes, including Italian Barbecue and Lemon Pepper.
Both 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.
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 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 chicken breast marinades I love to make and they all taste incredible grilled.
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!
Recipe 1: 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
Whisk all the above ingredients together and pour over chicken breast in sealed bag. Refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours before grilling. This recipe yields enough marinade for 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Recipe 2: 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
Whisk all the above ingredients together and pour over chicken breast in sealed bag. Refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours before grilling. This recipe yields enough marinade for 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts.
How Long to Grill Chicken Breast
Chicken breast only takes about 10-12 minutes to cook on the grill. 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.
My Favorite Summer Workout Outfit
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 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.
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
P.S. Check out more of my delicious recipes over here!