Easy Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Recipe

Easy Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Recipe

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Easy Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Recipe
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Boneless skinless chicken breast is healthy, low-fat, affordable and of course delicious! But making it just right can often be a challenge. Your George Foreman Grill or other indoor press grill can make delicious, tender and juicy chicken breast with ease. Keep in mind that your Foreman Grill cooks on both sides at once and uses electric grill plates. It does not get as hot as a traditional outdoor grill so it’s important to follow a few important easy steps. “Think thin”, not just for your wasteline, but for the chicken breast itself. Use boneless skinless chicken breasts that are no more than 1/2″ – 3/4″ thick. Using a meat mallet can achieve this in no time. Pounding the meat out will help the meat be uniform thickness throughout and make it more tender too. Inexpensive meat mallets/hammers can be purchased at most stores that sell housewares. It will quickly become a best friend for preparing meals on your Foreman Grill.


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Total time: 15 minPrep time: 10 min – Cook time: 5 min


Preheat your grill for at least 5 minutes. Lay the chicken breasts out on a flat surface covered with plastic wrap. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness, aproximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Lightly cover both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place on grill and close cover. Grill for 3-5 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Comments: 17

  1. daniel watkins - March 1, 2015 at 5:44 am Reply

    How to cook Frozen turkey burgers, Frozon Johnsonville Grilling burgers(pork),frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts? ect. without getting sick!

    • Ari - April 27, 2016 at 11:54 pm Reply

      Let sit in bowl of luke cold water for 35 min. It will defrost. Rip boneless chicken breasts so its not thick and grill for 6 to 7 min on 350. Same with ground turkey..
      Ahi tuna steak grill for 8 min per side if frozen

  2. Denise Berrios - October 31, 2015 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Daniel Watkins incase you didn’t know. You are NOT suppose to cook frozen meats if not Unthawed. Meats would not cook properly and can cause you or the person you are cooking the meat for to get sick.

    • Melissa Israel - January 6, 2019 at 6:45 pm Reply

      unless using a pressure cooker

  3. Debbie Barden - January 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Preheat to 400 degrees. Lightly spray grill. Cooks frozen burgers for 10 to 11 minutes. I’ve been doing this for several years and have no issues.

    • Beverly - July 31, 2017 at 4:46 pm Reply

      I thought I read that you are not suppose to use cooking spray

      • Jennifer - March 13, 2019 at 8:24 am Reply

        you are correct, you are not supposed to spray them d/t the sprays having chems that will peel the non stick coating on the grills,

  4. Mark - May 24, 2016 at 11:02 am Reply

    @ Denise Berrios – Unthawed means still frozen, thawed is not frozen, thawed what your meats should be – room temperature actually.

    • sabina - December 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm Reply

      thawed meat at room temperature is dangerous. They must be kept at certain temperatures at all times to avoid food illnesses

  5. Alrot - May 28, 2016 at 10:19 am Reply

    Denise Berrios is right, you are not supposed to grill frozen meat it will not cook properly. You habeen doing this with no issues until one day you may get sick, and it will not be fun.

  6. alyson - June 27, 2016 at 1:47 pm Reply

    I read you aren’t supposed to use sprays on the grill..it loses it effectiveness for cooking

  7. Jeff - August 28, 2016 at 10:42 am Reply

    I love thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts on my G. Foreman. I put a very thin coating of olive oil on both sides of the breasts, then sprinkle both sides liberally with Luzianne cajun seasoning. Tastes great!

  8. Nick - December 12, 2016 at 8:03 pm Reply

    Denise B, you can grill from frozen on a GF grill. It’s the main selling point of this product. Cook until the juices run clear, and you’re ok with grilling chicken or pork. I don’t recommend cooking from frozen if you want a medium-rare steak or beef burger. Thaw the meat and cook to the specs on the website if you want some pink.

  9. Margaret R Legnosky - April 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm Reply

    OK, my George Foreman grill is one of the originals!!!! I used it alot when I first got it, then put it in my cabinet and forgot about. Then this past winter I wanted to grill burgers, but it was way too cold outside. I made 1/4 lb burgers on my GF grill and will never use my outside grill again!! 5 minutes is perfect for medium rare juicy burgers. I throw a slice of cheese on right after I take them off the grill. I have also made chicken cutlets and they come out perfect every time.

  10. Catherine - May 16, 2017 at 3:16 pm Reply

    You can cook chicken and meats from frozen. Most packages even come with directions for this.

  11. Godfrog - August 5, 2018 at 5:50 pm Reply

    You shouldn’t use Aerosol sprays. Old fashioned pump sprays should be OK.

  12. Diane B Turner - October 20, 2018 at 11:18 am Reply

    I have just purchased the GRP99. My problem is that (as in the recipe above) there are no instructions as to what temperature to cook the chicken breasts , boneless pork chops, hamburger patties, etc. Maybe I am looking over something. Please advise. Thanks Diane

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