Cornmeal Breaded Grilled Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

This recipe is designed for a contact grill, such as a George Foreman. It is adapted from a recipe at by Linda Larsen. Be sure to leave yourself time for the breaded chicken to rest 30 minutes before grilling.


  1. Rinse chicken and pat it dry.
  2. It works best thin, so put the chicken breasts between two sheets of waxed paper and pound them to about 1/3" thick.
  3. Pour beaten egg in shallow bowl.
  4. In a shallow dish or pan, combine basil, oregano, pepper, salt, and grated cheese.
  5. Brush chicken with the lemon juice, then dip both sides in the beaten egg.
  6. Next, coat chicken with the cornmeal mixture.
  7. Let chicken sit on a wire rack for 20-30 minutes.
  8. Spray George Foreman two sided grill with nonstick cooking spray.
  9. Cook chicken for 4-7 minutes until thoroughly cooked, brown and crisp.
Most Helpful

i really liked this chicken. The crust itself was dry but I couldn't believe how juicy and succulent the chicken was inside. The crust was flavored nicely and I liked how the crust didn't just fall off like say, shake n bake does in the oven.

JillBean January 12, 2010

Made this for supper tonight as a tag for the Bargain Basement tag game. I thought this was okay, but not great. But then I realized I didn't follow instructions correctly! I mixed the cornmeal in with the parm and herbs. And I think I overcooked some. It was a tad dry and would definitely put more cheese in next time! I'm not really sure what the lemon juice added; might leave that out next time. It was a very pretty dish!

StacyMD187373 November 30, 2009