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How to Grill Perfectly Tender Chicken Breasts Every Time!

Perfectly moist grilled chicken breasts, every time! If you would like to make this in the oven, follow the directions below for prep and then bake in oven at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes depending on the size of breasts.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipe, grilling recipe, how to
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup salt I use Himalayan sea salt, but you can use Kosher too
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded and brined
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Place water and salt in a large bowl and stir.
  2. Place chicken breast between folded parchment paper and pound with a rolling pin until uniformly thick.
  3. Place breasts in salt water for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove breasts, pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Heat grill on high (about 425 degrees)
  7. Place breasts on grill, close lid and cook till nice golden grill marks are established (3-4 minutes)
  8. Turn over and grill till golden on the second side (3-4 minutes)
  9. Turn heat to med/low (about 350 degrees) close lid and cook for five more minutes until just cooked through. Don't over cook!
  10. Remove from grill, cut on the diagonal and serve.