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Perfect No-Fail Grilled Chicken Breasts

Kaitlyn Ferguson: "Good option for a nightly grill meal. Delicious a…" Read More
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A little lime juice, chipotle, and cumin give this grilled chicken a kick, and a few super-simple techniques guarantee it comes out tender and juicy. First, lightly pound the meat so the thickness is fairly even from end to end. Second, grill the chicken over medium heat — not high, which can torch the outside before the inside is cooked through. Finally, don’t overcook it! (A thermometer makes this part easy.) The recipe is designed especially for the Yummly Smart Thermometer, but if you don’t have one, check the meat's temperature using an instant-read. The recipe is a Yummly original created by David Bonom.


  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper (or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (each 8 to 12 ounces, fat trimmed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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    1. Combine cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, mustard, cumin, garlic powder, and chipotle in a medium bowl.
    2. Set chicken on a work surface with the smooth side up. With the heel of your hand or a meat mallet, lightly pound the thick portion of each chicken breast piece so the whole breast is an even 1 inch thick. Add chicken to bowl of marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours.
    3. Preheat a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°). Set chicken on a plate and let stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Following the insertion guide on the Yummly Thermometer app, insert the thermometer horizontally into a chicken breast until the metal is completely covered.
    4. Grill chicken with the smooth side down for 3 minutes with the lid closed. Rotate chicken 1/4 turn (this will give you those nice grill marks). Close the lid and grill 2 minutes longer. Turn chicken over (or flip when directed to by the Yummly Thermometer app) and grill until the temperature reaches 160°, 5-10 minutes longer. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium34% DV820mg
    Fat20% DV13g
    Protein82% DV42g
    Carbs1% DV2g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories300Calories from Fat120
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat120
    Total Carbohydrate2g1%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Kaitlyn Ferguson 10 months ago
    Good option for a nightly grill meal. Delicious and not overwhelming.
    Terry Forchilli 10 months ago
    Best chicken marinade recipe ever!