Crispy Grilled Chicken

Crispy Grilled Chicken

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 16 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
326 Calories
11g Fat
11g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 326
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 367mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

We love this recipe for crispy grilled chicken, the meat is so tender and with a wonderfully flavored crunchy crust. And it's very easy to make. The recipe can be cooked on a dual contact indoor grill, on a flat griddle on the stovetop, or it can be baked in the oven. You can cook this recipe on an outdoor grill, but the breadcrumbs may fall off as you turn the chicken.

Serve this recipe with potato salad, a fruit salad, and some hot cornbread or bakery rolls, reheated in the microwave. For dessert, an ice cream pie is always welcome. Enjoy every bite of this simple meal with family and friends.


  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried chives

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 breast boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 large egg, beaten

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Crispy Grilled Chicken ingredients

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  2. Prepare two-sided grill. In a shallow pan, combine the herbs, bread crumbs, grated cheese, and salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil over this mixture, working it into crumbs gently until crumbs are coated.

    In a shallow pan, combine the herbs, bread crumbs, grated cheese, and salt and pepper

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  3. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of waxed paper. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, lightly pound the breasts until they are about 1/2 inch thick.

    chicken breasts on a surface

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  4. Dip chicken breasts into the beaten egg.

    Dip chicken breasts into the beaten egg

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  5. Then firmly press each coated breast into the breadcrumb mixture.

    firmly press each coated chicken breast into the breadcrumb mixture

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  6. Cook the chicken breasts on two-sided dual contact indoor grill for 4 to 6 minutes until thoroughly cooked to 160 F and until juices run clear.

    Crispy Grilled Chicken, on an indoor grill

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  • If you like this recipe, think about making a larger batch of the herb and breadcrumb mixture. Store it in the fridge or freezer. When you want to make this recipe, take out about 1/2 cup of the mixture and use it to coat the chicken. Remember to never cross-contaminate the remaining breadcrumb mixture with anything that has touched the chicken, or bacteria could grow in it.​
  • You can make this recipe with boneless, skinless chicken thighs if you'd like. The cooking time will be about the same. Always cook the chicken to 165 F as measured by a reliable instant-read meat thermometer.

Recipe Variations

  • You can place the chicken on a greased pan and bake in a preheated 400 F oven for 19 to 24 minutes until thoroughly cooked.
  • You can also cook the chicken in an ordinary skillet on the stove, over medium heat, for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thoroughly cooked and crisp.