A few months ago I got a DM on Twitter from McDonald's. They wanted to send me a surprise. OK! They sent me a cute box full of spices and a recipe for an at home version of their new Artisan Grilled Chicken. I only eat fast food when I travel. I had eaten the Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich on one of my trips, and it was pretty good. It was really good for being on-the-go in the airport. I was excited to give the at home version a try.
The chicken was really good! It was easy to make and tasted fantastic. It has tons of great flavor. I especially loved the hint of sweetness from the honey. We made the whole recipe and ate the leftovers the next day. Even better! This was great on its own, but would also be great on top of a salad, chopped up in chicken salad or even on top of a flatbread. This was better than the fast food version. They may use the same ingredients, but this version was much more flavorful than what I had in the airport! I would definitely make this again!
Artisan Grilled Chicken
adapted from McDonald's
- 1/2 cup of water
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp salt
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 6 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, from about 4 fresh lemons
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Whisk together water, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, sugar, salt, honey and lemon juice. Pour over chicken and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.
Remove chicken from marinade and grill for approximately 15 minutes.
**You can also cook the chicken in the skillet. Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in skillet, sear chicken on one side, turn over and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.**
CONNECT WITH PLAIN CHICKEN