Butterflied Grilled Chicken

Butterflied Grilled Chicken

Good butterflied grilled chicken can be a challenge to prepare. We know this because we typically want all of the following to be true of good grilled chicken:

  • Full of flavor
  • Juicy
  • Well done (but not burnt!)

A good grilled chicken breast can be a beautiful thing, as it can be any meal’s guest of honor. You can add grilled chicken to salads, accompany it with starchy side dishes or with hearty vegetables, shred it or cube it and add it to various dishes…the usage list goes on and on. I am a firm believer that a good chicken breast can go a really long way.

See, my husband and I train hard at the gym and we are constantly replenishing our muscles with good protein meals; we like to eat every two to three hours to keep our “furnace” burning and to keep that energy high. You can do the math…we go through a lot of good, lean proteins! And because of this, you’ll find me grilling chicken (amongst other proteins) almost every week.

I like to grill our protein in bulk, so that it lasts us a few days…and sometimes, I’ll even make enough for it to lasts us a full week. Gotta love meal prep; it plays a huge part in helping you stay on track with your fitness goals and it definitely helps make life easier!

The recipe that I am sharing with you today is one of my favorites for grilled chicken, as the chicken comes out juicy, a bit golden and well done (just like I like it)! The trick to this one is to allow the chicken breasts to marinate over night, so that they absorb all that great flavor, and to then take it out from the refrigerator about ten minutes prior to grilling while starting your grill and allow it plenty of time to preheat. You want that grill hot and ready before you add your chicken in!

Happy grilling, and enjoy this fabulous Butterflied Grilled Chicken recipe!

Butterflied Grilled Chicken
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This Butterflied Grilled Chicken is wonderful on salads, in wraps or sandwiches, or alongside a favorite side dish.​
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 6 organic chicken breasts
  • 3-4 tbsp grape seed oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Add chicken breasts to a bowl and coat evenly with oil, sea salt and pepper.
  2. Turn grill on high and allow it to preheat. When grill is hot, add chicken breasts on top of the flames so they can all brown evenly​, close the top of the grill and grill for 8 minutes.
  3. Flip chicken breasts, close the top, and let the other side grill for 8 minutes.
  4. Grab each chicken breast with tongs and slice to cut them open in half. Place recently sliced centers face down, close the lid and let grill for 1-2 more minutes tops.
  5. Remove from the grill and serve right away.
Tools You’ll Need:
- Large container with lid
- Measuring spoons
- Grilling tongs
- Sharp knife

Refrigerate leftovers for later use (they make for a great salad addition) -- last fresh for about 3 days.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving -- Calories: 184 Fat: 8 g. Carbohydrates: 0 g. Protein: 26 g.


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