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A grilled Italian chicken breast on a white plate.
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Italian Grilled Chicken

The perfect Italian marinate makes this chicken a favorite of ours! Juicy, flavorful chicken is what you'll get!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 4 chicken breasts, or the equivalent of 1.5 lbs
  • 1 bottle of Italian salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the Italian salad dressing, dried thyme, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, and garlic cloves. Stir to combine.
  • Reserve 1/3 cup of the marinade (to be used for basting later).
  • Transfer the mixture to a large Ziploc bag. Add the chicken. Close the bag, and place in the fridge to marinate for 3-5 hours, or overnight. 
  • Pull the chicken out of the fridge. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. 
  • Heat a grill to 350°F-400°F. Place the chicken breasts on the grill. **Cook the first side for 5 minutes. Flip and immediately thoroughly baste each chicken breast with the 1/3 cup of reserved marinade.
  • Close the grill lid and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until inside temperature reaches 155°F. *
  • Remove from the grill and place the meat on a plate, tent with foil to keep the meat warm. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

* You will need an instant read thermometer for this part. The meat continues to cook a few minutes after removing it from the grill. If you cook it until the temp reads 155°, your meat will be fully cooked by the time it's on your table. AND it will be juicy and so delicious!! 
**If you find your grill is at 400° a majority of the time, you may only need to cook each side for 4.5- 5 minutes. Be sure to check so that your meat isn't dry and overcooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal (17%)