Mesquite Grilled Chicken Recipe


Mesquite grilled chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a summer barbecue or any time you want to enjoy a tasty grilled meal. The smoky and slightly sweet flavor of mesquite wood adds a unique touch to the chicken, making it a crowd-pleaser. This recipe is easy to follow and will result in juicy and tender chicken with a mouthwatering charred exterior.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure it is evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off. Discard the remaining marinade.
  5. Place the chicken on the preheated grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) using a meat thermometer.
  6. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This will help the juices redistribute and keep the chicken moist.
  7. Serve the mesquite grilled chicken with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!