Perhaps the biggest reason why chicken breasts are popular is because of their versatility. Aside from being easy to prepare, they’re packed full of protein which can be satisfying to the appetite. But if not prepared right, chicken breasts can be dull and boring to the taste.
Here are 3 flavorful grilled chicken breasts recipes that you surely won’t call boring:
Grilled Fruit and Herb Chicken
What you need:
- 4 boneless and skinless chicken breast halves
- 4 slices fresh lemon
- 3/4 cup apricot jam
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 sheets 12×18 heavy duty aluminum foil
Mix apricot jam, olive oil, rosemary, garlic salt, kosher salt and black pepper in a small bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Place 2 chicken halves on each sheet of aluminum foil. Pour half of the mixture on top of chicken in one foil and the other half on the other foil. Top each chicken breast with a lemon slice. Fold over the sides of the foil to create a packet. Cook the packets on a pre-heated covered grill over medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Carefully open the packets to allow steam to escape before serving.
Rich and Creamy Grilled Chicken
What you need:
- 2 boneless and skinless chicken breast halves
- 3/4 cup creamy salad dressing
- 1/2 cup Italian-style salad dressing
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a large bowl, mix together creamy salad dressing, Italian-style dressing and cayenne pepper. Mix well to combine ingredients well. Add chicken to the bowl and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready, discard excess marinade and cook chicken in a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Allow to cool before serving.
Strawberry Salsa Grilled Chicken
What you need:
- 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thick
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup minced red onion
- 4 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Season pounded chicken breast halves with salt and pepper then place in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Combine half of the serrano chiles, 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar, garlic and chili powder in a small bowl. Slowly add olive oil and stir to combine ingredients well. Pour mixture over chicken in the plastic bag and toss to coat. Seal and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. In a separate bowl, mix strawberries, mint and sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour then add remaining serrano chiles, remaining raspberry vinegar and onions. Let stand at room temperature. When chicken is ready, discard excess marinade and cook chicken in a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve chicken breasts with strawberry salsa.
Chicken breasts can be anything but boring especially if you try these 3 amazingly satisfying recipes!