Flavorful Grilled Split Chicken Breasts

Lemon and garlic are classic flavors often paired with chicken. For this dish, the lemon and garlic, along with the shallot, infuse the chicken under the skin; resulting in wonderful flavor, all tucked under crispy grilled skin. This tasty recipe by Primal Palate is Paleo and gluten-free and can be served with baby broccoli or a nice fresh salad. This is a serving for two people. Let’s give it a try!


  • 2 lb Chicken Breast, 2 split breasts (bone in and skin on)
  • 1 Lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 Shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • Baby Broccoli (as your side dish, optional)
  • Olive oil (drizzle over broccoli)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat grill to high heat.

Step 1: prepare stuffing


Slice the lemon thinly and the same with the shallot. Mince the cloves of garlic.

Step 2: prepare chicken breasts


Rinse chicken under cold water, pat dry with paper towel and set aside.

Step 3: stuff the breasts


Carefully lift the skin from the breast creating a pocket. Place the garlic, lemon, and shallot under the skin, and stretch the skin a bit to cover the stuffing.

Step 4: apply spices


Place the stuffed breasts onto a plate. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5: prepare side dish (optional)


Wash and cut some baby broccoli and cut off stems. Place in a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake on low in oven. Remove once wilted.

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Step 6: grilling directions




Place chicken breasts on grill, bone side down and cook for 10–15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the breasts. Carefully flip the chicken, grill for 5–7 minutes on breast side. If the chicken needs to cook longer than this time, flip it back to the bone side, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook until meat is white (or 165°F in the thickest part of the breast).

Step 7: serving


Remove and serve immediately on a plate once grilled. Enjoy with a side of some baby broccoli or a nice fresh salad. These split chicken breasts taste absolutely delicious, very light and refreshing. Hope youenjoy.


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