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grilled chicken on a plate with avocados and mangos

How to Grill the Perfect Chicken Breast

Everything you need to know about how to grill chicken breast and keep it nice and juicy! With these easy tips and tricks you'll grill juicy, flavorful chicken breasts every time. Plus, delicious marinades and recipes for using grilled chicken!
Course chicken, Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, How to, Low Carb, Paleo
Cuisine American
Keyword how to grill chicken breast
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings, 1 chicken breast each
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com



  1. Let your chicken marinate for at least 4 hours, and up to 12 hours.

  2. Preheat your grill to 400 degrees F and scrape off any leftover bits from the grates.
  3. Place your chicken breasts on your preheated grill, and close the lid. It's important to keep the lid of your grill closed while your chicken is cooking so that no heat escapes. Cook your chicken breast on the grill for 6-8 minutes on one side.
  4. After 6-8 minutes flip your chicken breast and cook for 6-8 minutes more. Cook time will vary a bit depending on the size of your chicken breast, so be sure to check the internal temperature in the thickest part of the chicken breast using a meat thermometer.
  5. When the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, your chicken is done and can be transferred to a clean plate or cutting board. Immediately cover the chicken with aluminum foil to let it rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting into. This helps the juices stay in the chicken breast.