With summer basically here, despite the fact that my kindergartner still has 2+ weeks left of school (grumble, grumble), I’ve cleaned our BBQ and am ready to get grilling! Today I thought I’d share my favorite way to grill chicken breasts. It’s not very often that we sit down to eat a big piece of grilled chicken as a meal, but I love having it ready to chop up and toss in a salad, with pasta, make a sandwich with or stir into soup. This recipe adds just enough seasoning to the chicken to make it flavorful enough to stand on it’s own, but is also not so overpowering that you can’t add it to other things. Another plus is that it’s SUPER easy.
Bonelesss/skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, salt, honey, and Montreal Chicken Seasoning
I blow through this chicken seasoning like crazy in the summer! And I don’t just put it on chicken either, if you keep reading my blog you’ll notice that I use it alot. I love it!
Salt your chicken on BOTH sides and then sprinkle the Montreal seasoning GENEROUSLY on BOTH sides. Don’t be stingy, people.
Next up is to drizzle on some honey goodness… just a little though or you’ll end up with a sticky mess on your grill. You could also just sprinkle on a little bit of sugar for the same effect- the sugar in the honey will caramelize on the grill and create really good flavor.
To finish it off, give your chicken a good drizzly dose of olive oil. At this point I usually put the chicken in the fridge to marinade for a couple of hours or even overnight. But, I have cooked it right off the bat after seasoning and it was still great.
Preheat your grill on medium and grill each breast for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Your cooking time will vary based on the temperature of your grill and how big your breasts are (not YOUR breasts, the chicken’s, duh).
Basic Grilled Chicken
- 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 2 tablespoons Montreal Chicken Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- Season each breast with salt and pepper and liberally season with Montreal chicken seasoning.
- Drizzle a little but of honey over each breast and then drizzle again with olive oil.
- Let chicken marinade in fridge for a few hours or up to overnight.
- Grill chicken over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.