Perfect Skinless Boneless Grilled Chicken. Tenderized in buttermilk then grilled, these chicken breasts are tender, juicy, smoky, full of flavor & perfect. Simply Sated
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Perfect Skinless Boneless Grilled Chicken

Perfect Skinless Boneless Grilled Chicken. Tenderized in buttermilk then grilled, these chicken breasts are tender, juicy, smoky, full of flavor & perfect.
Course Entree, Salad
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • *Note: For best results begin with a clean & oiled grill grate.
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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
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  • Brine:
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled & minced
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce or ½ teaspoon ground red pepper optional
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  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts in a resealable bag and pound until an even ¾” thick.
  2. Place all brine ingredients in a shallow container. Mix well and add chicken breasts. Cover and refrigerate chicken breasts at least 2 hours (flip chicken over once or twice while marinating) 3-4 hours is best. The chicken can marinate overnight, if desired.
  3. Remove chicken from fridge 30 minutes before grilling.
  4. Prepare grill with 2 heat zones – direct (375F-425F) and indirect.
  5. Remove chicken from brine and pat dry with a paper towel.
  6. Drizzle breasts with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Grease clean grill with canola oil and place breasts over direct heat for 3-5 minutes, flip and grill 3-5 minutes more. Keep lid closed as much as possible. (If chicken is browning too quickly, move to indirect heat to continue cooking.)
  8. Transfer breasts to indirect heat and, if needed, cook 1-2 more minutes on each side.
  9. The cook time will depend on the chicken breasts size. If possible, use an insta-read meat thermometer – the breasts are ready when the thickest part of the meat reaches 155-160F degrees.
  10. Transfer breasts to a plate, cover with foil and allow to rest 5-10 minutes. The breasts will continue cooking after removing from the heat, so be careful to not overcook.
  11. Serve with Simply Sated's Chunky Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette, Mango Salsa, Power Salad or anything else your heart desires.
  12. Enjoy!