101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Quick Garlic Lemon Marinaded Grilled Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quick Garlic Lemon Marinaded Grilled Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast


Yep, it tastes as good as it sounds. Quick and easy. A marinade of butter, lemon, garlic and spices. Cooked over direct heat for speed and a little bit of "crunchy".

This was our standard grilled chicken when the kids were young. The components are always in the house so not much thinking ahead.

Rating 9.7  Taste 9.8 Moisture 9 Ease 10 (my wife gives it a ten)
Time: 45 minutes total. 5 minutes prep. 10 minutes marinading and 30 minutes cooking.

Notes: I scored the smooth side of the breasts. I saw this somewhere it seems like a good idea to allow the marinade to penetrate better. Three chicken breasts because that is want was in the package. The left overs are great on salad.

Tools: Clean grill

Ingredients:
3 Skinless boneless chicken breasts
6 T Butter (3/4 stick)
6 T ReaLemon juice
2 T preminced garlic (sub 6-8 cloves crushed garlic)
1 T Lowrey's Seasoning salt
1/2 t black pepper

Instructions:
1) Trim chicken breasts. Lightly score (about 1/8 inch deep) across grain every 1/2 inch on the smooth side of the breast.

2) In a medium size  sauce pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add garlic and bloom for 1 minute. Add spices and ReaLemon. Mix well and simmer over low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chicken breast smooth size down, stir well and be sure breast are covered with liquid.
3) Now preheat grill for 10 minutes on high, clean well and oil.

4) Place breasts over high direct heat for 5-6 minutes per side. On third and forth flip re-baste the breast with the marinade and turn heat down to medium.
5) Continue to cook until internal temp of 165. (about 30 minutes total cooking time)

6) Let rest for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.
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Quick Garlic Lemon Marinaded Grilled Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast


Yep, it tastes as good as it sounds. Quick and easy. A marinade of butter, lemon, garlic and spices. Cooked over direct heat for speed and a little bit of "crunchy". This was our standard grilled chicken when the kids were young. The components are always in the house so not much thinking ahead. Rating 9.5 Taste 9.5 Moisture 9 Ease 10 (my wife gives it a ten) Time: 45 minutes total. 5 minutes prep. 10 minutes marinading and 30 minutes cooking. Notes: I scored the smooth side of the breasts. I saw this somewhere it seems like a good idea to allow the marinade to penetrate better. Three chicken breasts because that is want was in the package. The left overs are great on salad.
Ingredients
  • 3 Skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 6 T Butter (3/4 stick)
  • 6 T ReaLemon juice
  • 2 T preminced garlic (sub 6-8 cloves crushed garlic)
  • 1 T Lowrey's Seasoning salt
  • 1/2 t black pepper
Instructions
1) Trim chicken breasts. Lightly score (about 1/8 inch deep) across grain every 1/2 inch on the smooth side of the breast2) In a medium size sauce pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add garlic and bloom for 1 minute. Add spices and ReaLemon. Mix well and simmer over low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chicken breast smooth size down, stir well and be sure breast are covered with liquid.3) Now preheat grill for 10 minutes on high, clean well and oil.4) Place breasts over high direct heat for 5-6 minutes per side. On third and forth flip re-baste the breast with the marinade and turn heat down to medium.5) Continue to cook until internal temp of 165. (about 30 minutes total cooking time)6) Let rest for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 servings

Updated

April 28, 2011

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5 Comments:

At May 21, 2010 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I can't remember how long you leave the chicken in the marinade. Last time I did this I kept the chicken on the heat in the marinade and ended up semi-boiling them after 5 minutes, the outside was stringy. Definitely not the way mom made this when we were little. Are you leaving it in the marinade just about 5 minutes or so?

Also, you forgot to mention how yummy this is as a sandwich. I love to put this on a bun with some mayo, and if I'm very adventuresome I'll add some mozz cheese.

 
At May 21, 2010 at 5:49 PM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

Just marinade for the 10 minutes that you preheat and prep the grill. Take the marinade off the heat before putting the chicken in. It may cook slightly but not significantly.

 
At May 21, 2010 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Oh! I like the pic of my doggie. But, he is being a bit spoiled over there with you and mom!

 
At May 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Chris said...

I like quick acting marinades like that. Perfectly cooked chicken, look how juicy on the inside and a slight char on the outside. I hope you threw an extra one on to have for leftover grilled chicken alfredo or salad. Looks great.

 
At May 23, 2010 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

The extra one was indeed great on my lunch salad. The size of the breasts is somewhat important. I repeated this yesterday for company but I had bought the chicken at Sam's. They were huge so I ended up doing cutlets. They cook faster that way but don't have the charring I love. They were great as sandwiches.

 

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