Easy Grilled Chicken Breast
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Continental
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Serves: 2 Servings
For brining:
  • Chicken breast – 2, boneless and skinless
  • Water – 4 cups, at room temperature
  • Salt – 2 tbsp
For marinade:
  • Apple cider vinegar – ¼ cup
  • Honey – ½ cup
  • Dijon mustard – 2 tbsp
  • Red chili flakes – 1 tsp
  1. Take one chicken breast at a time and place it on a plastic wrap laid over a cutting board. Then place another layer of plastic wrap on top of the chicken breast. Now using a rolling pin or meat mallet, pound the thickest part of the chicken breast until it is about a quarter of an inch thick. Don’t hit it very hard, but give medium strokes few times. Set them aside.
  2. Now mix all the ingredients listed under marinade in a bowl and whisk them thoroughly. Do a taste test to see if you need to adjust the tartness or heat.
  3. Take a large ziplock bag, big enough to hold 4 cups of water plus half of the marinate and couple of chicken breasts. Add the water and salt to it and stir to dissolve the salt completely. Then add half of the prepared marinade and reserve the other half to glaze the chicken. Mix well.
  4. Now slide the pounded chicken breasts into the ziplock bag and give a good massage to coat the chicken with brine + marinade mixture. Seal the bag and lay it flat on a baking tray so that the chicken breasts remain submerged in the liquid. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour upto maximum 12 hours.
  5. When you are ready to grill, preheat your griller at maximum temperature and brush oil on the grates or grill plate.
  6. While the griller is preheating, take each chicken breast out of the liquid and pat it dry with a paper towel making it as moisture-free as possible.
  7. Now place the chicken breasts on hot grill and let them sit undisturbed for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, flip them over and let sit at max temperature for 3 more minutes. This way you will get great grill marks on both sides.
  8. Now, reduce the heat to medium and continue grilling your chicken breasts for 5 minutes each side or until the internal temperature registers 165 F in an instant read thermometer.
  9. Take the grilled chicken breast out and let it rest on a plate for 5 minutes before serving. Slice the grilled chicken breast if desired and serve with pashed potatoes or use for any other recipe as you desire. Enjoy!
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at https://www.flavorquotient.com/2019/07/grilled-chicken-breast/