Chicken Breast is no doubt one of the juiciest and tender cuts of a chicken, it has gradually become a staple in my kitchen and despite the many ways of preparing chicken breasts, I find myself poping those tender chicken breasts on the grill each time.
Grilling is my preferred choice of cooking meat in summer, but when it gets snowy in winter, the party still goes on with my George Foreman’s Grill. Yes, I cook those tender chicken breasts with my George Foreman’s Grill, and in this article, I will be telling you how you can do the same. I have also included a quick and easy recipe for chicken breasts just in case you have some chicken breasts, but are short on inspiration.
Chicken Breasts Nutrition Facts
Tips to Cook Chicken Breasts on George Foreman’s Grill
Cooking chicken breasts on a George Foreman’s Grill is pretty straightforward, and if you still find yourself struggling to get started, these tips are for you.
Preheat the grill – before you start cooking anything with a George Foreman’s Grill it is best to preheat it to the required temperature, and with chicken breasts, it is usually about 350°F to 425°F (the latter is for special recipes). Preheating the grill helps you save an incredible amount of time, and it ensures your meat starts cooking immediately after you place it on the grill.
Season chicken breasts – seasoning is key if you want to get the best chicken breasts. When it comes to seasoning chicken breasts, there is no specific seasoning to use as you can season with your preferred seasonings, I use a seasoning blend, so I do not worry about doing much when it comes to seasoning.
Spray grill with grease – to ensure your meat comes off the grill effortlessly, you should apply some grease to the grill. I would recommend spraying the grill with a little olive oil spray, or you can apply some oil with a brush, this will prevent sticking.
Do not overcrowd the grill – how you position your chicken breasts on the grill play a huge role in how quickly they cook, so pay attention to the size of the grill and do not pile the chicken breasts on each other, spread them out and if necessary, grill them in batches.
Flip chicken breasts – if you have used the George Foreman’s Grill before you would know that the grill is usually hotter at the back and cooler at the front, this causes the meat to cook unevenly. So to tackle this problem, you should be flipping or turning your meat around halfway through the cooking process to ensure all the parts of the meat gets an equal amount of heat.
Pro Tips to Cook Chicken Breasts on George Foreman’s Grill
Marinate your chicken breasts – to get the most flavor from your chicken breasts, it is best to allow them to sit in a marinade for at least 20 minutes. This will give the chicken breasts enough time to absorb the marinade and ultimately give them a richer flavor. Just marinate the chicken breasts in a plastic bag and allow them to sit in the refrigerator for some time before bringing them out to thaw.
Line grill with a foil – to minimize the clean-up after cooking, you should consider lining your grill with aluminum foil. Chicken breasts will release some grease when they are grilled, so the aluminum foil prevents the grease from sticking to the grilling surface, just told up the foil and dispose of it after cooking.
Leave grill open while cooking – when we cook with the Foreman’s Grill, we usually leave it open, but with chicken breasts, it may become a little bit dry when compressed in the grill. To get a much fuller and fluffier chicken breast, cool with the lid open.
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Cooking Time for Turkey Breasts on George Foreman’s Grill
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|Cooking chicken breasts on George Foreman’s Grill||12 minutes|
|Cooking chicken breasts in George Foreman’s Grill lined with aluminum foil||3 to 6 minutes|
- Start by placing your chicken breasts in a plastic bag, to the chicken breasts, add ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, Italian season, 3 cloves of minced garlic, some kosher salt and black pepper.
- Secure the bag with the zipper and mix everything to properly coat the chicken breasts, place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes
- In another pot, add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and 2 cloves of minced garlic, and allow to heat up.
- Add your spinach to the pot, and continue stirring under the heat until it cooks properly.
- Squeeze in half a lemon, some pepper, 1 tablespoon of butter, and just a little bit of salt, and continue to stir
- In another pot, add 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and bring to a boil.
- When the liquid is at a boil, add in your rice and continue to cook on low heat for 25 minutes.
- At this point, take out your chicken from the refrigerator and allow it to defrost, also add some olive oil to your chicken breasts to prevent sticking.
- Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook for 6 minutes on one side, flip over and repeat the same thing for the other side.
- Repeat the same process for the rest of the chicken breasts you have
- Transfer everything to a serving dish, and enjoy.
This delicious grilled chicken recipe is quick and easy to make, and it is made faster using the George Foreman’s Grill, do make sure you try this out at home. If you would like to see other recipe ideas, kindly check out this video recipe.