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Italian Herb Grilled Chicken

by Aggies Kitchen on July 12, 2009

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! We’ve had great weather and have spent a lot of our time in the pool and out by the grill. Last night’s dinner was amazing…inspired by my nephew Ryan who was over hanging out. I’ll be posting that later this week…Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Tropical Fruit Salsa.

This chicken was perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. It was prepared on the grill and served with Ina’s Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes so there wasn’t a lot of time spent in the kitchen, which is really nice during the summer. I don’t really measure the amounts of herbs and spices that go in the rub, I usually use equal amounts of each herb and spice and combine it in a bowl. I set aside what I want to use for that meal so I don’t cross contaminate, then store the rest of the Italian herb blend for another time. I used pretty much all of this recipe for three chicken breasts for this meal. Chicken like this can be used in so many meals…pasta, salads, sandwiches…you can’t go wrong with it.


Italian Herb Grilled Chicken

This grilled chicken breast recipe is a summer staple in our house. Pair it up with a green salad, pasta, or on it's own. It's delicious!


  • 1.5 lb chicken breast
  • 2 TB dried oregano (about a small palm full)
  • 2 TB dried thyme
  • 2 TB dried basil
  • 2 TB garlic powder
  • good pinches of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, combine oregano, thyme, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside how much you will use for chicken, save the rest in air tight container for future use.
  2. Lay chicken breasts on baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with seasoning and rub. Drizzle olive oil on both sides of chicken. Place on hot grill, over medium heat. Grill 5-7 minutes on each side or until done, when juices run clear.
  3. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before cutting.


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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Leslie July 12, 2009 at 8:52 pm

what a yummy and healthy dinner!


Erica July 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Josh would LOVE this- looks super juicy. The weather was amazing this weekend….I hope it stays just like this for the next few weeks :)


Victor Yu July 12, 2009 at 10:55 pm

My friend just bought a grill and I'm finding grilling recipe. Thanks for this quick and simple recipe


♥peachkins♥ July 13, 2009 at 1:53 am

The grilled chicken looks tasty and juicy! Have a great week!


Meghan July 13, 2009 at 2:19 am

This chicken looks amazing! I've been waiting for the recipe since you posted the pasta salad. The combination looks like a perfect summer meal :)


Helene July 13, 2009 at 3:02 am

Looks so moist, I love chicken with herbs.


HoneyB July 13, 2009 at 9:34 am

This will be awesome to have this week as Grumpy and I are doing only lean protien and veggies for dinners right now! Yum!


Ninette July 13, 2009 at 11:32 am

Love the photos. Looks scrumptious.


Katherine Aucoin July 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Your chicken look so perfectly cooked anf packed full of flavor!


Patsyk July 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I love that the herbs coat the chicken so nicely! Nice and simple always wins at my house.


Pam July 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Simple and delicious recipe – my favorite kind. I am sure this chicken was great with the pasta salad.


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Maria July 13, 2009 at 8:23 pm

We are grilling everything this summer! We love it!


Bellini Valli July 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Sounds like my kind of meal to sit around the pool with:D


Kerstin July 13, 2009 at 11:46 pm

My hubby would love this and it's so perfect for summer – yum!


teresa July 14, 2009 at 12:03 am

this looks like such juicy chicken that's packed with flavor!


Annie July 14, 2009 at 12:31 am

I love grilled chicken! Only problem is that I never get it just right. It's either over cooked or pink in the center… Have any suggestions?


Katie July 14, 2009 at 1:07 am

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I made it tonight and it was a hit!


Anne July 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm

That looks perfect for summer and I love anything on the grill (less heat in the kitchen, right?)


unconfidential cook July 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm

What a great recipe! We have chicken way too much, I'm always looking for new/easy ways to fix…and this is just perfect. Thanks.


Bridgett July 14, 2009 at 8:20 pm

I love all the herbs here. Not much better than a healthy grill. Love it!


Cathy July 15, 2009 at 2:14 am

What a great chicken recipe, Aggie! I have a couple of chicken breasts in my fridge for tomorrow night and I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but now I know!


Jamie July 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

You know how I love quick and delicious meals during the week. I will definitely be making this soon. Looks really good and healthy. Thanks for sharing.


Amanda March 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

We’ve been grilling all winter LOL :) It’s sunny but still cold! Come ON spring! :) oh and the chicken looks delicious!


Megan March 31, 2011 at 9:59 am

I cant wait to get my grill on. And herb chicken just might be the first meal.


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