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Simple Grilled Chicken
Appliance: Contact Grill - 2 servings and larger.
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This recipe is part of the Gluten Free Collection
Ingredients
   1-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
   Cooking oil
   Salt and pepper, to taste


Directions
Preheat your contact grill according to manufacturer's instructions for chicken or to medium-high to high, depending on your model. Use grill plates, if applicable.

Trim rib meat and tendons from chicken, if necessary. Place chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap or inside a leftover produce bag. With the bottom of a heavy sauce pan or a meat mallet, pound chicken to a uniform thickness of 1/2 inch (no greater than 3/4 inches). Even pieces cook evenly. Pieces that are greater than 3/4 inch thick will burn on the outside before they are done in the middle. Alternatively, you can slice very thick pieces through the middle with a sharp knife, or ask your butcher to butterfly the pieces when you buy them.

Brush both sides of the chicken pieces with cooking oil and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken pieces on the grill in a single layer, not touching one another. Do not overcrowd. Cook pieces in batches, if necessary. Grill chicken 4-6 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees(F). Allow chicken to rest 3-5 minutes before cutting or slicing, to preserve juices.

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