Healthy grilled chicken recipes should be quick and easy, right? Like me, you are probably way too busy to spend hours cooking healthy. That is why I built this site! It is Healthy made Simple. With my crazy schedule, my healthy meals cant be any other way. Poultry, especially the white meat, is low in fat and a good source of protein. As long as you dont bread it and fry it, you can make lots of healthy meals with poultry.
Baking tends to dry out poultry, which is one of the reasons that grilling has become popular. Just be careful not to overcook the outside.
If you are grilling with gas, use low heat. It takes a little longer to cook on low but the meat stays juicy instead of getting dried out. When grilling with charcoal, wait until the coals are gray and flames are only visible occasionally.
Remember that a recipe can only estimate the amount of time it will take to cook the poultry. If you dont have a meat thermometer for your healthy grilled chicken recipes, it is worth your while to invest in one. It is much easier and more accurate than other methodson your preheated grill. Cook until done according to your meat thermometer, usually 20-30 minutes, but thicker breasts require a longer cooking time. You can also reserve some of the sauce to use for basting during the last few minutes of cooking.
Opinions vary concerning the best chicken recipes. Taste is a matter of taste, after all. The ones here are some of my favorites in terms of taste and are healthy grilled chicken recipes! No dipping sauce needed.
- 4 boneless, skinless breasts
- 1/3 cup mustard
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix the last three ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and evenly mixed. Dip each breast in the sauce and then place on your preheated grill. Cook until done according to your meat thermometer, usually 20-30 minutes, but thicker breasts require a longer cooking time. You can also reserve some of the sauce to use for basting during the last few minutes of cooking.
Teriyaki! A favorite of my yummy
healthy grilled chicken recipes
There are numerous quick and easy chicken recipes calling for teriyaki. This one has turned out well for me in the past. The poultry goes well with brown rice, string beans, pineapple slices and water chestnuts.
- 4 boneless skinless breasts
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce (you can use more if you like)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (garlic powder works in a pinch, use about a teaspoon unless you really like garlic)
- ¼ cup lime or lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons grape seed, olive or sesame oil
The directions are basically the same as those for the honey mustard. But you can marinate the poultry overnight if you like. The meat retains more of the teriyaki flavor after soaking in it overnight.
Just put all of the ingredients in a large plastic bag. Seal the bag and shake it around a bit to mix the ingredients and to coat the breasts. Place the bag in the fridge and turn it occasionally if you have time. Turning helps to evenly coat all of the pieces.
All healthy grilled chicken recipes start with boneless skinless breasts. Keep some on hand in the freezer and you will always be ready to make a meal out of them. There you go two new easy chicken recipes for you!