grilled chicken sliced and served on a bed of greens with a lemon wedge
5 from 8 votes
Nutrition Facts
Best Grilled Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 636mg28%
Potassium 503mg14%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 41IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:5 servings
Best Grilled Chicken Recipe
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

This easy grilled chicken recipe uses a flavorful chicken marinade for the most wonderful taste! With this marinade and cooking method, you'll have the most juicy, tender, and full of flavor grilled chicken breasts. Cook on a hot barbecue for a fast meal ready in under 30 minutes. 

  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless thin-cut chicken breast*
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Place the chicken in a large ziplock bag and set aside.

  2. In a small bowl or jar, add the olive oil, dijon, red wine vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, dried oregano, cumin, kosher salt, and black pepper. Whisk or shake jar with lid to combine.

  3. Add the marinade in the bag with the chicken. Seal the bag and then knead with your hands to ensure all of the chicken is well coated. Place in the fridge and marinate for at least 30 minutes and preferably 4-24 hours.

  4. To grill the chicken, heat grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees F. Once hot, grill chicken until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Serve alongside or on top of a salad or with grilled or roasted veggies. 

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have thinly sliced chicken breast, place the chicken breast on a cutting board and cover with saran wrap or place chicken in a large baggie. Using a meat mallet or the bottom of skillet, pound until 1/2 inch thick.

Photos by Danielle from Our Salty Kitchen.

Author: Kim
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best grilled chicken, easy grilled chicken marinade

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