Herb Marinated Chicken Breast

The true grilling season is just a startin’.  When you need a chicken breast option, I encourage you to try this Herb Marinated Chicken Breast.

We have all been there at that party where you take and eat the boneless chicken breast in an effort to “stay healthy” while having your third glass of lovely Rose [or insert beverage] only to dine on the slice of pizza late night because you were wholly unsatisfied earlier on in your evening.

Ok. maybe that is just me.  Sorry if I have assumed the worst of you.  But personally I am in a boneless chicken breast revolt after too many summer BBQs from years past where I shunned the higher fat “meat” or “burger” in an effort to maintain the pre-kid figure that no longer exists and may [probably will] never return.  SIGH. sniff. cough. sniff again. DEEP SIGH.

Having said all of this, there are those moments where you really wish that you had a chicken breast recipe that guests actually can enjoy as opposed to eat out of diet considerations.  This recipe allows you to serve chicken for those at the party that, like you, are looking to ensure that they are bathing suit ready or at least need to convince themselves that they are bathing suit ready. SIGH (again).

The following recipe will not replace a steak, or a burger or a nice pulled pork sandwich, but I assure you that it will leave you satisfied.

Now, I will certainly encourage you — when grilling in particular — to go for the skin-on, bone in variety like friends that took me in for the weekend excelled at grilling  It makes for a tastier and tenderer meat regardless of the marinade.  And alot of the fat drips off onto the grill so less guilt.  And you can always pull off the skin if you are seriously watching your weight.  What you are left with is a tastier and moister meat.   BUT if you really just want to grill boneless, skinless chicken breasts, marinate those babies for a good 8 hours and grill them up.  You should still receive compliments galore.



Herb Marinated Chicken Breasts
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 lb - 1.5 lbs chicken breast (depending on bone in or out or skinless) (2-3 breasts)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine chicken with remaining ingredients and let marinate 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat grill to medium high heat.
  3. Grill for 20-30 minutes depending on size of breasts and whether there is a bone in (bone in will take longer). Flip periodically, approximately every 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes then serve (If boneless, consider slicing in ½ inches pieces and serving on a platter).

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