This twist on the classic is sure to make you love grilling chicken breasts again.  The addition of Cedar skewed grilled broccolini makes for a simple but delicious side.
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2


Planked Chicken Breasts

Skewered Broccolini


  • Cedar Skewers
  • 4-6 Broccolini florets
  • 2 tsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper

Chef's Tip

If you’re using a charcoal grill, a single layer of charcoal briquettes spread out across the entire grate will keep the grill hot while minimizing flare ups.

  1. Soak the grilling plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes and preheat the grill or oven to 400°F.
  2. Gently lift the skin on each of the chicken breasts and use a paring knife to create a pocket between the skin and meat. Insert one sprig of rosemary into the pocket between the skin and meat.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut the lemon into thin slices and space them evenly across the grilling plank. Place the chicken breasts on top of the lemon slices.
  5. Set the plank in the grill or oven and cook with the lid closed until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 35-40 minutes.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, toss the broccolini with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  7. Place the broccolini onto the Cedar skewer and place on the grill when the chicken is almost done.
  8. Grill the broccolini for two minutes, then turn and grill for another two minutes.

*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

Used in this recipe:

Large Cedar Grilling Plank