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Quick & Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts

Fresh lemon juice and simple dry rub combination is all you need for the easiest and tastiest grilled chicken breast. You'll get juicy, tender and flavorful chicken every time! The best part is that you can play with different herb combinations for dry rub to change things up.


  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or your favorite seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • Preheat grill to medium heat, and lightly oil grates using a paper towel soaked in oil. If using charcoal grill, pile one side with more charcoal than the other to create 2 level heat.
  • Pour lemon juice into a shallow bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix together parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Dip chicken breasts in lemon juice, piercing with a fork to infuse the meat inside.
  • Place the chicken breasts on a large plate.
  • Sprinkle the prepared dry rub on both sides of chicken breasts.
  • Cook chicken breasts on indirect heat (the side with less charcoal) for about 8 minutes per side.
  • Then transfer onto direct heat (hotter side), or increase the heat to medium high, and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until no longer pink and juices run clear. (This 2 heat-level method ensures meat cooks evenly throughout and yields juicy meat inside and nice grill marks on the outside.)

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 337kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 61.5g, Fat: 7.2g, Cholesterol: 198.6mg, Sodium: 705.6mg, Sugar: 0.8g
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