Before grilling, the chicken in this recipe is marinated in a straightforward lemon-garlic marinade. The outcome is a summer-appropriate recipe for grilled lemon chicken that is tender and juicy. Despite being created for a George Foreman grill, this grilled chicken recipe can also be made on a standard grill. If using a conventional grill, make sure to flip the chicken after halfway through grilling.
This dish is best enjoyed with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh garden salad.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post and contains the precise measurements.
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.
Your boneless, skinless chicken breasts will cook more evenly the more contact they have with the grill surface. The less likely it is that some of your boneless, skinless chicken breasts will overcook and dry out while you wait for the thicker portions to cook through, the more evenly your chicken breasts cook on the George Foreman grill.
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 remember to thoroughly wash your hands after handling raw meat and to sanitize any surfaces you may have touched.
How long does it take to cook on a George Foreman Grill?
Hot dogs: 4 to 5 minutes; burgers (including turkey burgers): 4 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness (additional 1 to 2 minutes for frozen). Steak: depending on the thickness of the cut, 4–8 minutes Pork: 4 – 6 minutes, depending on the cut.
How long do thick chicken breasts take to grill?
A thick boneless chicken breast should be cooked for eight minutes on each side on medium heat, and thin breasts for four to five minutes per side, according to Budget Bytes.