Quick and easy George Foreman grill chicken recipe is a foolproof way to cook boneless skinless chicken breasts in just minutes. Lightly seasoned boneless skinless chicken breasts are an incredibly versatile lean protein we all need in our diets.
George Foreman grill chicken breasts are so quick and easy you’ll be eating this healthy lean protein several times a week. Some folks are intimidated by the thought of cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts. What if I overcook them and up with a dry tasteless meal?
A George Foreman grill (or any indoor contact grill for that matter) and an instant-read digital meat thermometer take the guesswork out of cooking the perfectly juicy and succulent chicken breast.
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Lightly seasoned boneless skinless chicken breasts are such a versatile lean protein. George Foreman grill chicken is the simplest and easiest way to prepare what will soon be your go to protein.
Served as is with steamed broccoli and brown rice after a grueling weeknight gym session is a great way to replenish your fuel tank. Slice up the chicken breasts and serve over a bed of mixed greens with a low-calorie dressing is another great way to enjoy a satisfying and healthy light meal.
Dice the chicken and make a light chicken salad for lunch tomorrow or add it to Mexican lime rice. There are so many ways to utilize what very well may be the very best lean protein.
How To Make George Foreman Grill Chicken Breasts
Seriously y’all, this recipe couldn’t be simpler, easier or faster for preparing boneless skinless chicken breasts on your George Foreman grill (or an indoor contact grill). A few basic pantry staples and you’ll have these chicken breasts on the table in mere minutes.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Tips for Quick and Easy George Foreman Grill Chicken Breasts
How Long to Cook Chicken Breast on the George Foreman Grill
These chicken breasts cook so quickly on a George Foreman grill it might just make your head spin. The chicken breasts take only 3-6 minutes on your George Foreman. Start checking for doneness at 3 minutes using your instant-read digital meat thermometer (aka your best friend in the kitchen).
Your George Foreman grill chicken breasts are done when they reach an internal temp of 165 degrees F. As always allow your chicken to rest 5-10 minutes before serving. This rest time is essential to allow the chicken breast to finish cooking and the juices to redistribute evenly.
How to Ensure George Foreman Grill Chicken Breasts Cook Evenly
A few tips and tricks to make sure your chicken breasts cook evenly on an indoor contact grill. First and foremost it is important to preheat your George Foreman grill for at the very least 5 minutes with the lid closed before cooking your boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Second, it is imperative to use a meat mallet to pound your boneless skinless chicken breasts to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. Pounding your chicken breast not only helps to tenderize the protein for a perfect juicy chicken breast but an even thickness also provides more surface contact with the grill plate.
The more contact your boneless skinless chicken breasts have with the grill surface the more evenly your chicken breasts will cook. The more evenly your chicken breasts cook on the George Foreman grill the less risk portions of your boneless skinless chicken breasts will overcook and dry out while waiting for the thicker parts to cook through.
No meat mallet? No worries! A rolling pin will work in a pinch. Simply place your chicken breasts in a gallon size freezer bag and take out your frustrations from the day. Sometimes I like to double bag the chicken just in case. Safety first people. Always remember your food safety. Handling any raw meat, especially poultry, carries the risk of food bourne illness.
Always make sure to thoroughly wash your hands and sanitize any surfaces your raw meat may have come in contact.
Can I Modify the Seasoning on This Recipe?
Oh, you betcha! Feel free to modify the seasoning of these chicken breasts. Garlic lovers? Add a sprinkle of garlic powder. Sodium conscious? Omit the salt and use any of your favorite salt free seasoning blends.
Sometimes I like to marinate my chicken breasts before cooking them. After pounding them to an even thickness, simply add your marinade and let marinate for 2-4 hours. Much longer and the acidity in most marinades will begin to break down the proteins in the chicken and negatively affect the texture. Nobody wants that. I love marinating these chicken breasts in a fat-free Italian dressing or a low sodium teriyaki sauce.
Want to go BBQ? When your chicken breasts are just about done brush with your favorite BBQ sauce and close the lid on your George Foreman for an additional minute to allow the sugars in the sauce to caramelize.
Boneless skinless chicken breasts are so versatile. Play around. Experiment. And as always remember, cooking doesn’t need to be a chore. Have fun. Put on some tunes and make some chicken!
Quick and Easy George Foreman Grill Chicken Recipe
- George Foreman Grill
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2″ thick
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat your electric grill for at least 5 minutes with the lid closed.
- Pound chicken breasts with meat mallet to 1/2 thickness and lightly coat with olive oil.
- Sprinkle on salt and pepper and place on grill. Close lid and let grill 3-6 minutes. Start to check for doneness after 3 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees F.
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