My family loves Italian-style chicken, so I’m always looking for new ways to make it a bit more special. This grilled Italian-style chicken recipe is a delicious twist on the classic that everyone in the family loves. It’s so easy to make, and the flavor is amazing!
I start by marinating the chicken in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and lemon juice. I let it sit in the fridge for a few hours so the flavors can really meld together. When I’m ready to cook, I heat up the grill and get the chicken ready by wrapping it in aluminum foil. The foil helps to keep the chicken moist and juicy, and also prevents it from sticking to the grill.
Once the chicken is on the grill, I monitor the temperature and make sure it cooks through. I also like to baste the chicken with the marinade a few times while it’s cooking to give it an extra flavor boost. Once the chicken is cooked, I let it rest for a few minutes before cutting into it. The result is juicy, flavorful chicken that’s perfect for a family dinner.
Variations: For a spicy kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the marinade. You can also add a few tablespoons of freshly chopped herbs, such as parsley or basil, to the marinade for extra flavor.
Tips: Make sure to monitor the temperature of the grill and adjust the heat as needed to ensure the chicken cooks through without burning. Basting the chicken with the marinade a few times while it’s cooking will give it even more flavor.
Homemade Grilled Italian Chicken
- Grill, aluminum foil, tongs, thermometer
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 0.25 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 0.25 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- null Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Whisk together until combined.
- Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and turn to coat with the marinade. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.