30-minute easy grilled chicken and vegetables

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This easy grilled chicken and vegetables recipe takes 30 minutes to make and is a delicious, healthy family dinner plus it is great for meal-prep.

30-minute easy grilled chicken and vegetables

Speedy dinners are the name of the game but mean nothing if they don’t pack a serious flavor punch. This easy grilled chicken recipe with the most delicious vegetables ticks all the boxes for a perfect family meal. Easy, healthy and totally delicious with a simple marinade to give the chicken and vegetables a big boost of yum!

This recipe works as well on an outdoor grill as it does in a griddle pan on the stove. Be sure to pre-heat both well to get a good sear on the chicken and vegetables without overcooking them.

How do you grill chicken without drying it out?

The most accurate way to get juicy, delicious chicken on the grill is to use a meat thermometer. That way you know when the chicken is cooked through without overcooking and therefore drying out the chicken breast. Chicken breasts that are marinated or brined are also often juicier than plain grilled breasts. Plus, the marinate/brine will result in tastier chicken. It’s also important to allow the chicken to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. This gives the juices time to redistribute through the meat and not run out onto the cutting board.

How long do you grill chicken?

The FDA says chicken breast should be cooked to 73ºC/165ºF interior temperature for it to be safe from any Salmonella, etc. I prefer taking chicken off the grill at 68ºC/155ºF as the temperature will continue raising as it rests. I’m also comfortable with cooking it a little less as I know I’m using safe, organic chicken but if you’re worried, cooking it to 73ºC/165ºF is a safe bet and especially important if you’re cooking for anyone with a sensitive immune system.

30-minute easy grilled chicken and vegetables

Best vegetables for grilling

  • Zucchini / Courgette (and any summer squash in general)
  • Bell peppers / Sweet peppers
  • Broccolini
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Par-cooked baby potatoes
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes on the vine

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30-minute easy grilled chicken and vegetables
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30-minute easy grilled chicken and vegetables

This easy grilled chicken and vegetables recipe takes 30 minutes to make and is a delicious, healthy family dinner plus it is great for meal-prep. 
Course Easy Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipe, Easy grilled chicken, Grilled vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 305kcal
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

For the marinade

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste

For grilling

  • 4 large chicken breasts skinless + de-boned
  • 2 bell peppers seeds removed and sliced into thick strips
  • broccolini
  • 12-16 spears asparagus woody ends trimmed
  • 2-3 large zucchini/courgette sliced into thick slices

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the grill/griddle pan. 
  • Season the chicken with salt and allow to sit while you make the marinade.
  • Combine all the marinade ingredients and mix well. Pour half of the marinade over the chicken and the other half over the vegetables. Allow to marinade for a few minutes. 
  • Grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes per side (depending on thickness) until cooked to your preference. Remove from the grill, cover with foil and allow to rest while you grill the vegetables. 
  • Grill the vegetables until they are starting to char and are cooked to your preference. 
  • Remove from the grill and serve with the chicken and lemon wedges for squeezing. 

Notes

  • Vegetable amounts are just a guide, use as much or as little as you wish. Also feel free to swap out vegetables you prefer. 

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 51.3% | Vitamin C: 137.1% | Calcium: 4.5% | Iron: 9.2%

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  • Alice
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    Easy, delicious and healthy. Loved this recipe.

  • Erica
    Reply

    So easy and turned out great. Perfect for meal prep too!!

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