Easy Grilled Chicken

So I use this easy grilled chicken breast recipe on the grill and typically for chicken fajitas. If you are not looking to use it for fajitas, it has a ton of flavor and can certainly run solo as a meal, on its own or go ahead and instead of slicing, chop it for chicken tacos. It really is easy and fast to pull together and super simple for those nights you are maybe not be prepared or get the itch to throw something on last minute.

Many of these ingredients you will already have in the kitchen, again making this easy grilled chicken perfect or a last minute recipe.

Easy Grilled Chicken Marinade

Let’s run through the marinade real quick on this one, you can also print it our from the recipe card if that is easier for you. You are going to need the following:

  1. 1/3 cup of lime juice
  2. 1/2 cup of white sangria, I used Senor Sangria for this recipe. If you are in the NY tri-state area or in Florida you can find Senor Sangria in many stores but any white sangria will work. If you are looking for another option besides sangria some orange juice or pineapple juice can work as well.
  3. 2 tbsp. of Worchester sauce
  4. 4 tbsp. of olive oil
  5. 1 tbsp. of mined garlic, you can use fresh garlic if you would like. I typically have a jar of minced garlic so that is my go to. If you do not have fresh garlic or a jar of minced garlic you can use garlic powder but you are not going to get the same flavor if you were to use on the other garlic products.
  6. 2 tsp. of cumin
  7. 1/2 tsp. if cayenne pepper
  8. 1 tsp. of salt
  9. 1 tsp. of ground black pepper
  10. 1 tsp. of FlatIron Sweet Heat pepper flakes. If you have never used these flakes give them a try, you will not be disappointed. If you have seen in other recipes, I use these frequently.
  11. 1/2 tsp. of paprika

This marinade will yield some incredibly juicy chicken breasts.

A few hours of marinade and no more than 15 minutes of grilling and you are good to go!

Short On Time? Inject The Chicken

Forgot to marinade the chicken or just didn’t have enough time? You can always inject the chicken breasts. Mix the liquid ingredients together and then inject them into the chicken. Swap out the minced garlic for powder garlic, combined all the dry ingredients and after you inject the breasts, you can coat with the dry rub. Once that is done you are ready to grill the chicken.

This is a great time saver and you did not sacrifice any of the flavor.

Grilled Chicken Breasts

I used 2 full boneless chicken breasts and marinated them for 5 hours. You can always marinade longer but you start getting 5 hours plus you will capture a lot of that flavor. Once I pulled them from the marinade I threw them on the grill on medium heat. I grilled on each side for about 7 minutes, so about 14-15 minutes total. This will depend on the thickness of each breast. Always make sure you are going for that IT of 165 when grilling or smoking chicken.

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Once you hit that IT of 165 go ahead pull them off the grill and slice away. No need to wait around and let this cool, serve this right away while its hot and enjoy!

Easy Grilled Chicken Final Product

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Easy Grilled Chicken

Easy Grilled Chicken

An easy grilled chicken recipe that you can use for fajitas or tacos.

Prep Time: 5 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of white sangria (I used Senor Sangria for this recipe, you can also use orange juice)
  • 2 tbsp. of Worchester sauce
  • 4 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of black pepper
  • 1 tsp. of FlatIron Sweet Heat Pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. of paprika


  1. Combined your ingredients for the marinade
  2. Add marinade and breasts into a bag and let sit for 5 hours, in the regfrigator.
  3. Remove from the marinade and place on the grill over medium heat for approx. 8 minutes on each side or until IT reaches 165 degrees
  4. Remove, slice and serve. We usually slice in strips for chicken fajitas.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 36g

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