Juicy Boneless Skinless Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

Juicy Boneless Skinless Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

How To Make Juicy Boneless Skinless Grilled Chicken Breasts

Enjoy succulent bites of these grilled chicken breasts, quickly brined and marinated with oil and paprika for a juicy dinner meal; all in one plate!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Brine Time: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Brine:

  • 4cupswater
  • ¼cupDiamond Crystal kosher salt,or Morton’s kosher salt, or 3 tbsp sea salt

For Chicken:

  • 2lbschicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 3tbspextra virgin olive oil,plus more for the grill
  • tsppaprika


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the salt in the water to dissolve. Add the chicken breasts to the brine.

  2. Put in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.

  3. Arrange the grill so that one side is for high direct heat, and the other side is cooler. Alternatively, use a grill pan, set over medium-high heat.

  4. Remove chicken breasts from brine and pat dry. Coat with olive oil, and sprinkle evenly with paprika.

  5. Brush some olive oil on the grill grates. Place chicken breasts on the hot side of the grill. Let the chicken grill, undisturbed, until the pieces start getting some grill marks.

  6. When the chicken pieces have browned on one side, turn them over, and move them to the cooler side of the grill. Cover, and let them finish cooking. Remove the chicken from the grill when the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 155 degrees F.

  7. Cover the breasts with foil. The chicken will continue to cook in its residual heat while it rests. Let it rest 5 to 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

  8. Serve with grilled peppers, pineapple salsa, or just a squeeze of lime, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 482.03kcal
  • Fat: 31.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.47g
  • Fiber: 0.30g
  • Sugar: 0.09g
  • Protein: 47.41g
  • Cholesterol: 145.15mg
  • Sodium: 1104.10mg
  • Calcium: 34.72mg
  • Potassium: 518.91mg
  • Iron: 1.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 75.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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