This grilled chicken recipe is marinated in a simple lemon-garlic marinade before grilling. The result is a tender, juicy grilled lemon chicken recipe thats perfect for summer. Although this grilled chicken recipe is designed for a George Foreman grill, you can also make this grilled lemon chicken on a regular grill. Be sure to flip the chicken halfway through grilling when using a regular grill.
This dish is best served with a fresh garden salad or a side of grilled veggies.
Tips for Quick and Easy George Foreman Grill Chicken Breasts
These chicken breasts cook so quickly on a George Foreman grill it might just make your head spin. The chicken breasts take only 3-6 minutes on your George Foreman. Start checking for doneness at 3 minutes using your instant-read digital meat thermometer (aka your best friend in the kitchen).
Your George Foreman grill chicken breasts are done when they reach an internal temp of 165 degrees F. As always allow your chicken to rest 5-10 minutes before serving. This rest time is essential to allow the chicken breast to finish cooking and the juices to redistribute evenly.
How To Make George Foreman Grill Chicken Breasts
Seriously y’all, this recipe couldn’t be simpler, easier or faster for preparing boneless skinless chicken breasts on your George Foreman grill (or an indoor contact grill). A few basic pantry staples and you’ll have these chicken breasts on the table in mere minutes.
How to Ensure George Foreman Grill Chicken Breasts Cook Evenly
A few tips and tricks to make sure your chicken breasts cook evenly on an indoor contact grill. First and foremost it is important to preheat your George Foreman grill for at the very least 5 minutes with the lid closed before cooking your boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Second, it is imperative to use a meat mallet to pound your boneless skinless chicken breasts to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. Pounding your chicken breast not only helps to tenderize the protein for a perfect juicy chicken breast but an even thickness also provides more surface contact with the grill plate.
The more contact your boneless skinless chicken breasts have with the grill surface the more evenly your chicken breasts will cook. The more evenly your chicken breasts cook on the George Foreman grill the less risk portions of your boneless skinless chicken breasts will overcook and dry out while waiting for the thicker parts to cook through.
No meat mallet? No worries! A rolling pin will work in a pinch. Simply place your chicken breasts in a gallon size freezer bag and take out your frustrations from the day. Sometimes I like to double bag the chicken just in case. Safety first people. Always remember your food safety. Handling any raw meat, especially poultry, carries the risk of food bourne illness.
Always make sure to thoroughly wash your hands and sanitize any surfaces your raw meat may have come in contact.
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