Broiled Chicken
Deliciousness In 15 Minutes

Sensational broiled chicken done in 15 mins

Easy Recipes Rating: Very Easy

Hands-On Time: 3 Mins

Hands-Off Time: 12 Mins

In Australian and UK, this is termed grilled chicken

Chicken breasts marinading prior to broiling

To make this recipe for 4 servings, you'll need:

  • 4 small to medium sized chicken breasts, butterflied to flatten them out for even cooking
  • 1 tb oil
  • 1 heaped ts garlic granules
  • 1 heaped ts dried oregano
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • salt and pepper

Here is how you put this together:

Using a shallow oven proof dish, mix all the ingredients together so that the marinade overs the breasts completely.  Add a little more oil if necessary.

Arrange the meat so that it sits flat on the dish.

Place under the broiler at 175 - 180C. Cook one side for 6 mins

Then turn over and cook the other side for another 6 mins or till nicely browned.

 If the breast is too thick, it will take longer for each side

Serve immediately with salad. Serve from the same dish to save on washing up.

Tips from Easy Recipes
For Broiled Chicken/ Grilled Chicken

  • The idea of butterflying the chicken breast meat is to even out the thickness so that the meat cooks evenly. The broiled breast takes only 6 mins a side to cook for small chicken breasts. This may take longer if the meat is thicker.

  • Chicken breast meat should be cooked quickly as there is little fat, and it does get tough when over cooked. So it is much better if the meat could be flatted out even further.

  • I have a stock of garlic granules or dried herbs in my kitchen pantry as this is far more convenient than handling fresh garlic and herbs. The flavor, you'll find is just as delicious. It makes for easy cooking.

  • The easy way to butterfly chicken breast, is to use a sharp heavy knife and slice through the thickest part of the cut to create two flat pieces. If they remained joined at the thin end, the cut now looks like butterfly wings, hence the term,  "butterflied".

  • It is always useful to have oven to table type bakeware to reduce the amount of handling.

  • See how I've chopped up the salad and incorporated this with the chicken on the bakeware. That's another short cut and you'll need bakeware that's suitable to go on the table.  Notice the chicken is marinaded, broiled and then served using the same dish.  That truly is one-pot cooking.

› 15 Minute Broiled Chicken