Easy grilled chicken tenders made so flavorful as they're marinated in a simple lemon marinade, then grilled to perfection in just 10 minutes!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword Grilled Chicken Tenders
Prep Time 35minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 45minutes
For the marinade
¼teaspoonground black pepper
In a ziploc bag, add all of the marinade ingredients and the chicken tenders. Seal, and shake it so that the marinade ingredients are well combined and the chicken tenders are well coated.
Place the ziploc bag with the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, and up to 8 hours.
To grill the chicken tenders, preheat your grill or grill pan to medium high heat, and place the marinated chicken tenders over the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through.
Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.
Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes, this will result in big flavors and juicy tender chicken. I also found that marinating the chicken for too long (8+ hours) gave a very strong lemon flavor, and less of the chicken flavor.
Preheat your grill/grill pan to medium high heat to ensure that the chicken is cooked through without browning too quickly.
Space the chicken tenders out whether you're using a grill or a grill pan to get that lovely browning/searing.
There's no need to cover the grill with a lid as chicken tenders are thin and cook very quickly.
Check the internal temperature of the chicken by inserting a kitchen thermometer in the center of the chicken, it should register at 165°F (75°C) when the chicken is ready.
If you have any leftovers, you can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Use leftovers to make chicken sandwiches, tacos, salads, and wraps.