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Easy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Brine:
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 quart water


  • Dissolve 1/4 cup of salt into 1 quart of water in a baking dish. Place chicken breasts in brine and let soak for 30 minutes.
  • Make sure grill is clean and spray with a little non-stick cooking spray. Start your charcoal grill with coal piled on just one side of grill. If using gas grill, just heat one side on medium high.
  • Remove chicken from brine after 30 minutes and pat dry. Coat with olive oil and add salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken over hot coals or burners and grill for approximately 1.5 minutes or until 1st side is browned. Flip over and grill 2nd side for another 1.5 minutes.
  • After both sides have browned nicely, move chicken to side of grill without heat on or charcoal, cover grill, and let chicken cook another 5-7 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees F.