Spicy Chicken Breasts


This spicy chicken recipe makes a great skinless chicken breast that can be served over salad greens or as an entrée. If serving over salad greens, cut chicken into strips and top with your favorite salsa or dressing. Use remaining spice mix for seasoning fish, meats, or vegetables.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 ½ tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill grate.

  2. Mix together paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, and ground black pepper in a bowl. Set aside 3 tablespoons spice mixture; store remainder in an airtight container for later use.

  3. Rub reserved 3 tablespoons spice mixture all over chicken breasts.

  4. Cook chicken on the preheated grill until juices run clear, 6 to 8 minutes on each side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
2g Fat
9g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1826mg 79%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 519mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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