Flawless is a description that requires mastering the simple process of indirect grilling -- an exercise in culinary precision. Start on high heat to sear. Then turn off one side of your grill. Place chicken breasts on the no-heat side, cover and cook until done. The indirect method works grill magic on other meats and veggies, too.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts approximately the same depth for even cooking
1/4 cup EVOO
2 tbsp Garlic olive oil or 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp Lemon olive oil or 1 tbsp lemon zest, minced
3 tbsp Sicilian Lemon white balsamic or 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste


In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients excluding chicken. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken coating each breast. Seal the bag or cover the dish. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Clean grill grates. Remove the chicken from marinade, allowing any excess to drip off. Place chicken on grill. Sear until gently charred on both sides. This should take less than four minutes on each side. Then turn off one side of grill and place chicken on indirect heat to cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes until internal temperature from thickest part of breast reaches 160°. Time could vary depending on the thickness of chicken breasts. There is no need to flip. Remove from grill and let rest five minutes to distribute juices.