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Grilled Italian Chicken Breasts

Grilled Italian Chicken Breasts are a super delicious and easy summer dinner! The marinade is an easy combination of Italian dressing, soy sauce, garlic powder, and honey, and is so full of flavor!

Whenever I need a go-to all-purpose chicken marinade, this Italian marinade is the one I use! It is perfect for grilled chicken as an easy main dish, or grilled chicken on top a salad. I love making a big batch of Grilled Italian Chicken Breasts to put on salads all throughout the week! This marinade is super simple combination of Italian dressing, soy sauce, garlic powder, and honey, and is so easy to make.

What You’ll Need

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Italian Dressing – my favorite is Newman’s Own Italian Dressing
  • Soy Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
  • Honey

Chicken Breasts vs. Chicken Thighs vs. Chicken Tenderloins

While I typically use chicken breast for this recipe, chicken thighs and chicken tenderloins will also work! Chicken thighs will be darker meat, and I like them for grilling as they tend to be more tender and moist after cooked. The chicken tenderloins will have a similar look to chicken breasts, but are typically more tender than breasts. They are found next to the breast in the chicken, and come in smaller pieces, meaning they will cook faster. If you want smaller pieces of chicken breast, simply cut the breasts into slices prior to marinating. Then adjust your cooking time accordingly.

How to Make Grilled Italian Chicken

This recipe could not be easier to make. To start, I recommend pounding out the chicken breasts so they are about even thickness throughout. This helps the chicken cook evenly and it will also cook faster if there isn’t one end that is super thick.

Next, combine the Italian marinade ingredients. This includes the Italian dressing, soy sauce, honey, and garlic powder. There is no need for additional salt in this recipe, as there is plenty of it in the dressing. Combine the chicken and marinade in a Tupperware container or a Ziploc bag and marinate the chicken breasts for at least 30 minutes, up to 8 hours.

Once you’re ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the preheated grill and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side. I always use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees F, as cooking time may vary depending on thickness of the chicken.

Serve, and enjoy!

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Grilled Italian Chicken Breasts

Grilled Italian Chicken Breasts

An easy and flavorful recipe for chicken breasts on the grill in a delicious Italian marinade.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken breast, dinner, easy dinner, grill, grilling, main dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Taylor

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to about even thickness
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk together the Italian dressing, soy sauce, garlic powder, and honey.
  • In a Tupperware or Ziplock add the chicken and marinade, making sure it is all combined.
  • Marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes on each side, until cooked through to 165 degrees F. Using a meat thermometer will ensure the chicken is cooked to the appropriate temperature!
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Sodium: 926mg | Calcium: 12mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 44IU | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 469mg | Cholesterol: 72mg | Calories: 222kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 25g | Carbohydrates: 9g | Iron: 1mg
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