I mentioned in a recent post that I started weight watchers. I’ve been “trying” to lose weight for the last year or so…. counting calories off and on, “going” to the gym. Whatever it was that I was doing was failing. More like the lack of what I was doing. I finally had the last straw and decided to give weight watchers a try. So far I’m down 7 lbs I’m happy! I’m not going to admit how many more I want to lose but I feel better than I have in a long time. Anyway… after confessing to joining Weight Watchers I got some comments and e-mails to share what we’ve been eating. So I’m making a bigger effort to take pictures of all the grilled goodness that we’ve been whipping up. So be prepared for a ton of grilled goodies coming soon!
So here’s the first of many tasty grilled chicken recipes. This is a simple delicious dinner for a weeknight or really any occasion! Absolutely delish!
Parsley Grilled Chicken
1 lb chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp minced fresh italian parsley
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
salt to taste
Pound chicken breasts down to uniform thickness and place in large bowl. Lightly coat chicken in olive oil (~1 tsp or more). Season chicken breasts evenly with remaining ingredients. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 minutes or more. While grill heats, remove chicken from fridge and allow to rest at room temperature. Grill until browned on both sides and chicken is firm to the touch but not hard keeping in mind that you want to flip the chicken as few times as possible. If desired, check the internal temperature (USDA recommends 165 F for chicken breasts). Actual cooking time will depend upon thickness of chicken breasts and how hot your grill is. Serve hot.