Grilled Chicken Breasts
Maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like, which is why chicken tastes like everything! - Mouse, The Matrix
Chicken breasts are perfect in every way - they are very high in protein, have zero carbs and they are relatively low fat. The only issue with chicken breasts is very often once cooked they come out dry and tasteless - and then they get stuck in your throat. The trick is to know how to cook them to keep the meat moist and juicy while preserving the taste with the bare minimum ingredients so you don’t need any kind of sauce to go with it.
You can fry them, bake them or boil them but the best way, the easiest and fastest too, is to grill them in a press grill. If you are making chicken breasts often enough it’s a must have. You don’t need to invest in anything expensive, a basic grill will do - they all work the same way, they press the chicken from both sides sealing the juices in. If you can look for a model that has a drainage - it’ll make it easier to clean and all of the extra fat and juices will drain away while the chicken breasts cook. It only takes 10 minutes to cook everything from start to finish, then you just wipe it and it’s ready to be reused. It’s a mess-free quick solution. The best part is that the chicken comes out very tasty and not at all dry.
|2 portions / 170g per portion
280 Calories per portion
|+ No sugar
+ Very high in niacin
+ High in phosphorus
+ Very high in selenium
+ Very high in vitamin B6
+ Very high in vitamin B12
2 chicken breasts
a little olive oil (just to lightly coat)
seasoning for taste
Tip: you can use one of seasoning mills for poultry with a ready mix of spices.
1 Make sure the breasts don’t have any bone bits left and cut out any unnecessary fat.
2 Slice both lengthwise, season and slightly cover (or spray) with oil - it’ll help it cook faster. Use the absolute minimum.
3 Place as many as can fit on the grill and close it. Grill for 5 minutes.
4 Open the grill, flip them over, close the grill again and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve.
This is a very handy method of grilling chicken breasts. It takes roughly two minutes for the grill to heat up and it only takes ten minutes to cook the breasts. Overall it’ll only take you under 15 minutes before you can eat - and that’s faster than ordering pizza. Cleaning the grill also takes no time at all.
Cleaning tip: don’t use any dishwashing liquid on the grill, it’ll damage the coating - instead, use a wet paper kitchen towel right after cooking while the juices are still fresh and they’ll come off instantly. If you don’t have time to wipe the grill just keep it closed and add some water to keep leftover juices moist for easier cleaning later on.