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The Best Juicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

July 14, 2022

How to make the best juicy grilled chicken ever! We are sharing our tips and method on making chicken juicy, flavorful and not try.

Why is it so easy to mess up chicken? Something so basic and simple yet it can be so tough to actually cook it correctly!

Well you are in luck guys because today we are sharing our tips on how to make the best chicken on the grill that is juicy, flavorful and easy to make. Plus we are even using our own simple marinade. You could of course use another dressing you love but we enjoy the simple one we share below.

I cannot wait to hear what you think of this!! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and Tiktok if you try it.

What ingredients you need to make JUICY grilled chicken:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, oregano and basil, chopped (about a handful of each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Bone-in chicken thighs with skin on

How to grill chicken like a professional: 

  1. Add chicken to a large bowl and add marinade ingredients on top and mix well
  2. Cover bowl and marinate in the fridge for at least an hour
  3. Remove from fridge and let the chicken come to room temp before cooking (this helps it not dry out!)
  4. Preheat grill to 550 degrees F
  5. Place chicken thighs skin down on grill and cook on medium high heat for 5 minutes
  6. Flip and cook for another 4 minutes
  7. Turn heat up to high and cook on skin side down for 1 more minute to crisp
  8. Remove from grill and enjoy! (Internal temp of chicken should be at least 165F)

Tips on how to get chicken extra juicy on the grill:

  • Let the chicken come to room temperature before grilling. Thaw it out before hand because putting cold chicken on grill can cause it to cook unevenly.
  • Grill good quality chicken! Organic, antibiotic and hormone free. Poor quality chicken tastes different to me. It is more dried out because of the food it is fed and how it is taken care of. This impacts the meat.
  • If your chicken is too thick, pound the meat a bit. I like to do this with larger chicken breasts especially because the height can be a bit irregular. You want the chicken to be uniform in size.
  • Season and marinate the chicken before grilling. This helps seal in moisture for the meat and most of it burns off so don’t be afraid to over season/salt/marinate.
  • Skinless and boneless chicken will need different cook times than skin-on and bone-in. I personally like to make skin-on and bone-in for optimal flavor.
  • Time the cooking! Don’t overcook. We take off too early sometimes and check temperature and I’d rather that than eat chewy chicken.

A few recipes to serve this grilled chicken with:

Healthy Thai Pineapple Rice Salad

Vegan Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

Delicious Crispy Rice Salad (gluten-free)

The Best Vegan Avocado Pesto Pasta

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The Best Juicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

How to make the best juicy grilled chicken ever! We are sharing our tips and method on making chicken juicy, flavorful and not try.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 3 pieces of chicken 1x

Ingredients

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Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, oregano and basil, chopped (about a handful of each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice

Chicken:

  • 1 lb bone-in chicken thighs with skin on

Instructions

  1. Add chicken to a large bowl and add marinade ingredients on top and mix well
  2. Cover bowl and marinate in the fridge for at least an hour
  3. Remove from fridge and let the chicken come to room temp before cooking (this helps it not dry out!)
  4. Preheat grill to 550 degrees F
  5. Place chicken thighs skin down on grill and cook on medium high heat for 5 minutes
  6. Flip and cook for another 4 minutes
  7. Turn heat up to high and cook on skin side down for 1 more minute to crisp
  8. Remove from grill and enjoy! (Internal temp of chicken should be at least 165F)

Notes

*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days

**Feel free to double/triple recipe to make more chicken

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