Nothing is easier than this recipe for grilled chicken breasts on the electric griddle. Quick, simple and delicious. You will have best results if you use a clear (pourable) honey instead of a thick spoonable honey.
Grilled Chicken Breasts Ingredients:
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 tbsps. soy sauce
- 2 tbsps. honey
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- A little vegetable oil
- Cover the chicken breasts with grease proof paper and flatten slightly with a rolling pin or a mallet until about ½ inch thick.
- Mix all ingredients (except for the vegetable oil) in a bowl for marinade; add chicken and marinate for at least one hour.
- Remove the chicken and reserve the marinade.
- Heat the griddle until really hot, brush with a little oil.
- Place chicken breasts on the griddle and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.
- Strain the marinade, pour it into a small saucepan, bring to the boil and then simmer for one minute (add little water if necessary).
- Serve the chicken with the sauce and any vegetable of your choice.
Flattening out the chicken breasts does a couple of things for this recipe. First, it helps to tenderize the chicken. The pounding stretches and breaks some of the tissue in the breast, allowing it to relax when cooking.
The other benefit is that the chicken will cook more thoroughly quickly. If the breast is too dense it can take quite a while to get the internal temperature to a safe point, usually around 170 degrees. By flattening out the breast you keep the edges from drying out while the center is still cooking.
A large surface electric griddle will allow you to make the vegetables on the other half of the griddle. A quick recipe is to chop some vegetables, such as onions and peppers. Mix in a little salt and pepper, add a dash of soy sauce and then saute quickly on your griddle surface. It will only take a few minutes for the veggies to get done, you can start them about the same time you put the chicken on the griddle.