Herbed Grilled Chicken is a recipe that will be a go-to all summer long. Fresh summer herbs make this juicy grilled chicken out of this world good!
We all always need easy and simple chicken recipes, and with us all using the grill for all of our meals this summer, this herbed grilled chicken will be your answer.
I am doing just flowers and herbs in my garden this year. I talked about how I was doing a less is more approach to my garden this summer when I showed how to make planters out of bushel baskets on my Instagram.
We have a small space for a garden that I have done for several years now. We had a MASSIVE garden growing up. I mean massive!
It was a lot of work and there were a lot of days where I didn't want to help take care of it. BUTTTTT I always LOVED the fruit of our labor by eating fresh produce all summer and having canned veggies throughout the winter.
There was nothing better than going downstairs to grab a can of green beans that I had sat on a blanket with my grandmother to break a couple of months before in the dead of winter. It is probably why canned green beans are still a favorite of mine now.
I don't have the space for that huge garden at our home, so I have tried to recreate a smaller version as I can. But this year I wanted to do something different since the past 2 years I have not yielded much from our crops.
We ended up doing a CSA from a local farmer, Rootbound Farms in Crestwood, KY that we are OBSESSED with!
Have you ever done a CSA?!
Why have I waited so long?! Fresh organic local veggies every week?! No worrying about the chipmunks eating all of my tomatoes before they are even ripe yet?! YES PLEASE!
So we did a CSA for our veggies and I just went with herbs and flowers in the bed this year. Herbs always have done so well for me and I love being able to go outside and cut what I need for each recipe every day.
Ingredients Needed for Herbed Grilled Chicken
- 1 Pound of Chicken (boneless skinless chicken breast or bone-in skin-on chicken thighs – whatever your preference)
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 2 Cloves of Garlic – minced
- Salt and Pepper
How to Make Herbed Grilled Chicken
- Preheat the grill to 350 degrees.
- Add the chicken to a large bowl. Pour over olive oil and lemon juice.
- Mince 2 cloves of garlic and finely diced all of the herbs. Add to the chicken.
- Sprinkle a big pinch of salt and freshly cracked black pepper on top and toss to coat the chicken. (You throw this on the grill right away or let it marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.)
- Place the chicken on the grill, and let it cook on that one side for about 10 minutes. You will start to see the white come up the sides of the chicken. Once it looks like the chicken is almost white all the way up, turn over and cook on the other side for 5 more minutes. The juices will start running clear off the top and that will be another indicator letting you know that the chicken is done cooking but is juicy and not overcooked. Depending on how thick or thin your chicken breast depends on how long it will need to cook, but generally, this will take around 15 minutes total.
- Remove and let rest for 5 minutes then enjoy!
How Long Do You Need to Grill Chicken?
From start to finish this will take about 15 minutes. 10 minutes on the first side and then just 5 or so minutes to finish on the other side.
If the chicken breast are thicker it may take a little longer and vice versa if they are thinner.
What Is The Best Herb for Chicken?
I always like to play and have fun in the kitchen while cooking so I am going to say whatever herb you have or want! Have fun and be creative!
We have mint, cilantro, basil, rosemary, chives, thyme, and oregano this year.
I usually use a combo of a couple of them. But parsley, dill, and tarragon would also be delicious! Use what you have and have fun experimenting!
Do You Need Oil to Grill Chicken?
Yes, especially if using skinless chicken breast.
The oil will not only help the chicken from not sticking to the grill when cooking but will give the chicken breast a little more flavor from the fat.
Chicken thighs are more flavorful since it is dark meat (has more fat in it than a breast), but still needs a little olive oil to help not stick to the grill.
What Seasonings Go with Chicken?
I always just so a simple mix of salt, pepper, and garlic powder (if not using fresh garlic).
Bu I also LOVE and Montreal seasoning on chicken.Print
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