This easy marinated griddled chicken recipe is a great recipe idea for when you've got some chicken and want to make something really simple with it. It's delicious served with salad and bread.
I often make a simple chicken recipe for dinner. I combine some of my favourite spices along with some lemon juice and leave a couple of chicken breasts to marinate in it. It's not especially new or inventive but it is really moist and tasty.
This chicken tastes so good that I realised I had to record the recipe for future reference.
What to serve with this griddled marinated chicken
I love to serve this with whatever salad vegetables I have in the fridge. I also like to add some tasty bread. It can be pitta bread, French bread or bread rolls. It doesn't matter. A dollop of hummus on the side is delicious too. It makes a simple but tasty light meal.
Do you have to cook this marinated chicken in a griddle pan?
Of course not. I use a griddle pan as it leaves those lovely griddled marks on the chicken but you can use a frying pan instead. You can also cook it under the grill and in summer it's great cooked outside on the barbecue.
How to Make sure the Chicken is Cooked in the Middle
If the chicken breasts are large I slice them in half horizontally. Thinner pieces of chicken will cook more quickly and there is also a larger surface area for that delicious marinade to soak in.
If you're not sure if the chicken is cooked in the middle, just take one piece out of the pan and slice into the thickest part to check.
Easy Marinated Griddled Chicken Recipe
Easy Marinated Griddled Chicken
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 garlic clove
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon coriander
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ lemon juiced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Coat the chicken in the marinade and leave for 1-2 hours or overnight
- Heat a griddle pan and cook the chicken for about 15 minutes, turning half-way through. If you don't have a griddle pan then use a frying pan or grill the chicken instead.
- Serve with salad and bread.
More Recipes Using Marinades
If you're looking for more recipes using marinades then why not check out my marinated Middle Eastern chicken?
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