Chicken Breast on the Grill


Chicken breast on the grill is a delicious dish that takes a chicken breast and places it over the high heat of a grill. The heat sears the outside of the chicken breast, leaving a succulent crust on the outside with appealing-looking grill marks and cooks quickly enough to leave the inside moist and flavorful. Chicken breast may be grilled over gas or charcoal, and it might be marinated or seasoned with a rub beforehand. It is ordinarily a simple dish, but depending on how it is served, it can also be mixed with complex flavors. Grilled chicken breast may be boneless and skinless or it may be cooked with the bone in and the skin on.


Grilling food hearkens back to the earliest way that our ancestors prepared food, over fire that was first domesticated possibly as long as 400,000 years ago. In the Bronze Age, people discovered how to create metal that would withstand flames for cooking, and in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur around 2300 B.C., it was possible to get grilled meat from street vendors.


In the United States, it is difficult to separate the history of grilling from the history of barbecuing. The settlers who came to America found Native Americans using wooden rotisseries to grill meat over fires, and the practice of grilling was picked up by settlers and spread to the American South.


However, up through World War II, cooking by grilling was largely something done at campsites. It was the post-war boom that included the expansion of suburbs in America that led to widespread backyard grilling. The next step was the development of indoor grills, such as the George Foreman grill, that allowed for this delicious and healthful cooking technique to move inside people’s homes.


Chicken breast is one of the healthiest meats for grilling because it is lean and packed with nutrients. A 3 1/2 ounce portion of boneless, skinless chicken breast has 165 calories while chicken breast with the bone in and skin on has fewer than 200. Both have around 30 grams of protein. Other important nutrients include niacin and vitamins B6 and B12. Since chicken breast is all white meat, it is lower in fat than other parts of the chicken such as the thigh. Without skin, a breast has only 3.5 grams of fat. Grilling as a method of cooking adds no additional fat short of oiling the grill.


At some restaurants, grilled chicken breast is dry and overcooked, but at Atlas Steakhouse, we excel at cooking chicken breast in a way that leaves this cut of meat moist and succulent. Our grill is heated to the perfect temperature to create a delicious sear on the outside while leaving the inside tender and flavorful. We use only the best ingredients and top-quality meat along with the perfect blend of seasoning for the best chicken breast on the grill that you will find. Our garlic and rosemary marinade perfectly complements the preparation for a dish you’ll want to return and try again and again.


If you want to eat the best grilled chicken, you should come visit Atlas Steakhouse – the best steakhouse in Brooklyn.