The BEST Grilled Chicken Recipe you will ever have! Full of flavor from an easy spice rub, moist, and done in less than 20 minutes!
There are many ways to cook a chicken .. and since chicken is the main meat we eat in this house (much to my husbands chagrin) I’ve cooked it every way I can think of.
Pan Seared. Baked. Pouched. Grilled. Rotisserie. Raw.
Just kidding not raw… just wanted to make sure you were paying attention. 🙂
I have to say my top two are, Grilled and Pan Seared. Those two tend to do the best at giving the chicken an awesome flavor on the outside, searing in all the goodenss, and the keeping the center moist instead of dry!
What’s your favorite way to cook chicken?
Seasoning any protein with just salt and pepper can be great if its done right, but sometimes I’m just looking for something a little more flavorful. Sure you could add BBQ Sauce and make it BBQ Chicken but in todays recipe we are going straight up spice blend.
As you know I have a mild obsession with Smoked Paprika so that was a must in the spice blend, next I added cumin, coriander, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then I added a couple tablespoons of olive oil and rubbed my chicken breasts down!
The flavor from this chicken was amazing!
To be honest, there are times when I’m just kinda throw spices or ingredients together. Thinking … “well that sounds like it would be good together.” Then I cross my fingers and pray it works.
Well this one totally did. I grilled it till there was no longer any pink in the breast (about 4-5 minutes per side), but not till it is a dry piece of chicken leather. Gross no body likes dry meat! Then I let it sit for a bit, basically while I was photographing it.
I had to move the chicken a couple of time to get to where I wanted it in the picture. Which meant each time I had to lick my fingers to clean them… because thats what any normal person does! And wow! The flavor from the spice rub was incredible!
With the olive oil in the rub, as soon as you put the chicken on the grill it gives the chicken breast a real nice sear on the outside. Totally my favorite part, it adds texture (a little crisp) to the chicken but the center is still moist and delicious!
The best part about todays recipe is its done in under 20 minutes, its gluten free, and paleo!
It’s the perfect meal for a weeknight. Serve it with a fresh salad and vegetables. I served it with a Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad – recipe coming soon – and it was out of this world! Super light, full of flavor, and healthy!
Hope you enjoy! Well actually I know you will.. so I hope you make it!
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon of ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, sea salt, pepper, and olive oil. Mix until combined.
- Rub mixture over both sides of the chicken.
- Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes depending on thickness. You just want to make sure there is no pink in the middle.
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT#JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!