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The Best Ways to Cook a Chicken Breast on a Foreman Grill

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author image Heather Topham Wood
Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.
The Best Ways to Cook a Chicken Breast on a Foreman Grill
You can even grill chicken kabobs on a Foreman Grill. Photo Credit tycoon751/iStock/Getty Images

The George Foreman Grill is an indoor electric grill that helps you prepare meats and vegetables. Chicken breasts are a popular ingredient to cook on the George Foreman Grill and can be prepared using fresh herbs and spices such as oregano, thyme, black pepper, crushed red pepper and parsley. To make chicken breasts the best possible way on the indoor grill, you need to prepare the meat ahead of time.

Marinating

Marinating the chicken breasts and then cooking them on the indoor grill can help the meat come out juicy and flavorful. Use a citrus base such as lemon, orange or lime juice and add your seasonings. Seasonings can include garlic, thyme and pepper. You should allow the chicken to sit in the marinade for at least an hour in the refrigerator before placing on a pre-heated grill and cooking until the juices run clear. The chicken can stay in the marinade for a maximum of six to eight hours prior to cooking.

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Proper Cooking Temperatures

If you want to make chicken breasts that are moist, don't cut into the chicken when cooking on the George Foreman Grill. Once you cut the breast, the juices run out and you may end up with an unappetizing piece of chicken. To check whether the chicken breast is cooked, touch the center of the breast to note firmness. It should feel firm, but not hard. At this point, you can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. The internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit before removing the chicken from the grill.

Dry Rubs

Dry rubs can be used to make delicious chicken on your George Foreman Grill. Unlike marinades, you should not use the dry rub hours before cooking. Instead, rub on the seasoning immediately before placing on the grill. Avoid using dry rubs that contain a lot of salt. Salt can cause the chicken to dry out during cooking on the indoor grill. Cook chicken breasts on medium-high or at 375 F. on your George Foreman Grill.

Kabobs

As an alternative to cooking a whole chicken breast on the grill, you can cut up the chicken into pieces and make kabobs. You should cut the chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes and then soak them in a marinade for about an hour. You then can thread the chicken pieces along with vegetables onto skewers and cook directly on the George Foreman Grill. Keep turning the skewers every two minutes while cooking on high.

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