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best grilled chicken tenders

Best Grilled Chicken Recipe

Easy grilled chicken recipe that uses fresh or frozen chicken breasts and has the easiest marinade ever, plus a perfect potatoe side dish.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 7 hours
Servings 4 people


  • 1 40 oz. bag frozen chicken breasts fresh chicken breasts can be used also
  • 1 24 oz. container Ken's Steak House Honey Mustard Salad Dressing
  • 10 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • salt & pepper


  • Partially thaw the bag of chicken. It doesn't have to be completely thawed.
  • Pour the jar of salad dressing into the bag of chicken. Add the chopped basil.
  • Seal and roll the bag until all the chicken is covered with dressing.
  • Place the bag in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours.
  • Remove the baking pan from the refrigerator. Empty the contents of the bag into the pan.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  • Microwave for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave and turn chicken, making sure to move the pieces around and redistribute the dressing.
  • Microwave for 5 minutes more.
  • Place chicken on preheated grill. Add salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes per side. Check to see if it’s done before removing from grill. Chicken should be white and the juices should be clear. (Cooking time will vary depending on the heat of your grill.)


If using fresh chicken breasts: Place the chicken breasts in an oblong baking dish. Pour the dressing over the chicken breasts. Turn them and move them around to evenly distribute the dressing. Top with basil. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours. Continue from step 6.
If using fresh chicken tenders, eliminate the microwave steps completely.