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Four grilled chicken breasts on a serving platter with a kitchen towel and a dish of salt beside it

How to Grill Chicken Breast

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


This simple 20-minute recipe shows you how to grill the most succulent, mouthwatering chicken of all time! It features a classic garlic-lime spice rub that gives the meat amazing flavor, but you can season your Grilled Chicken Breast however you’d like.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice


  1. Prepare grill: Preheat grill to medium-high heat, approximately 350-375°F.
  2. Make spice rub: In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, sea salt, pepper, olive oil and lime juice. Mix until combined.
  3. Prep chicken: Add chicken to a large bowl, rub mixture over both sides of the chicken breast and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Grill: Place chicken on clean grill grates and grill each side for 4-6 minutes depending on thickness. Remove chicken when internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  5. Let rest & serve: Let your chicken rest for 5 minutes, then serve!


  • To Store: Keep cooled chicken in a shallow airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. 
  • To Reheat: Wrap each breast in aluminum foil along with a couple tablespoons of water or chicken broth, then bake at 250°F until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Let rest again before slicing.
  • To Freeze: Wrap cooled chicken tightly in freezer paper, plastic wrap or heavy-duty foil. Freeze wrapped chicken in a sturdy storage bag for up to 4 months, thawing in the fridge before reheating.


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast (6 oz.)
  • Calories: 252
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 295 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 99 mg