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Perfect Grilled Chicken Breast

Making delicious Grilled Chicken Breast is easier to achieve than you think! I've got 5 simple steps to follow that ensure you get perfectly cooked, incredibly juicy, seasoned just-right chicken breasts every single time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinating Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Chicken Breast
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts About 2 pounds
  • 2 Tablespoons Signature Sweet Rub (link for homemade version in notes)

Grilled Chicken Breast Marinade

  • cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Trim the chicken breasts. Trim any excess fat, rib meat, connective tissues, or loose pieces of chicken meat from the breasts.
  • Marinate the chicken. Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a gallon sized zip top bag and add the trimmed chicken to the marinade. Press any air out of the bag and seal tightly. Massage the dressing around the chicken breasts. Refrigerate for 4-8 hours (8 hours for the best results).
  • Preheat the grill. When you're ready to cook, preheat your grill to 350 degrees F with two-zone heat.
  • Season the chicken breast. Remove the chicken from the marinade and lightly shake off any excess marinade. Season on both sides of the breast with Signature Sweet Rub or Chicken Seasoning
  • Grill over indirect heat. Place the seasoned chicken on the indirect side of the grill and close the lid. Cook until the internal temperature reads 155 degrees F with an instant read thermometer. This step typically takes 25-30 minutes, but will vary based on grill temperature, meat thickness, etc. This is why a good thermometer is crucial.
  • Sear over direct heat. Move the chicken breasts over to the direct heat side of the grill and sear for 2-3 minutes per side until you have some nice color on the chicken and the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F.
  • Rest and serve. Remove the chicken breasts to a plate and cover immediately with foil. Allow the chicken to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.



Sweet Rub Recipe: https://heygrillhey.com/best-sweet-rub-grilled-pork-chicken/


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg