This has a nice basic marinade that you will find delicious. Like many of you, I eat lots of chicken. It gets really old really fast, so I am always trying to come up with new ways to eat chicken that are simple and delicious - like this Paleo grilled chicken recipe.
It's crazy how just adding some spices and changing things up a bit can turn something from plain to delicious. That's the case with this chicken. It's a good basic marinade for your chicken, and then you can take the basic recipe and make it your own. It's really good grilled, or you can even bake it or pan fry it if you want. It's best if the marinade sits at least 4 hours, but if you only have 15 minutes to let it marinade, it's a whole lot better than plain chicken.
I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but this would be really good with chicken thighs - with or without skin and bones. I made this on my flat top grill in my house, but you could just as easily make this on your grill outside or smoke them in your Traeger smoker, if you are lucky enough to have one, like me. After using our Traeger, we're never going back to a gas or charcoal grill again. As my husband says, we're grill snobs now.
A way to make this taste better is to use better chicken, like free-range chicken. The taste difference is very noticeable - and it's healthier to eat chicken that isn't full of antibiotics. The main problem is that free-range chicken isn't cheap. One way I have found to buy it more affordable is to buy it in bulk online from US Wellness Meats .
This easy roasted vegetables recipe is my #1 way to cook vegetables. I'm obsessed and you will be too. Try it with any recipe.
I like how this has a simple marinade that makes it taste really good when I grill it. And then the dipping sauce only has 5 ingredients and complements the chicken really well.
- 3 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 Cloves Garlic (finely minced)
- 2 Tbl Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbl Fresh Parsley
- ¼ teaspoon Real Salt
- Pinch Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
- 4 Chicken Breasts (you can use thighs)
- 4 Tbl Homemade Mayonnaise (For Paleo, Whole30 and Dairy-Free, use 4 Tbl. homemade mayo.)
- 1 Tbl Lemon Juice
- ⅛ teaspoon Black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- Salt to taste
- Combine the marinade ingredients in a plastic bag with the chicken.
- Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Grill approx. 15 minutes each side until done. I used an indoor grill pan and it worked fine.
- Serve with pita bread.
Keywords: Grilled, Paleo, Healthy