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This simple Grilled Chicken Breast recipe is my favorite thing to make for dinner as soon as the weather starts getting warmer! I start with the most delicious spice mix to season the chicken, then pop it on the grill where it gets perfectly juicy and charred in just 15 minutes. I’m excited to show you how to grill the most amazing chicken breast, because it’s really so easy, so good, and so healthy!

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Summer is here and that means it’s time to get your grill on! The real secret to this flavorful chicken breast recipe is my simple seasoning mix–it’s perfect for grilled chicken! I love making this week after week because it really goes with everything, so it’s a must-make for your next cookout.

What’s in this Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe?

The ingredients list for this recipe is super short. Just grab chicken breast and some spices to season!

  • Spices: Kosher salt, ground pepper, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder give this chicken breast a fresh, slightly spicy flavor that pairs well with almost anything!
  • Olive Oil: Helps the spices stick to the chicken and helps the chicken cook without burning or sticking to the grill.
  • Chicken Breasts: I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but you can use bone-in, skin-on if you prefer (it will take longer to cook).
  • Lime Juice: Adds a touch of acidity to that brightens up the final flavor.

Seasoning Chicken Breast on the Grill

This grilled chicken seasoning mix is my go-to for simplicity and flavor, but you can easily switch out the spices & herbs to adjust to your taste. For herbs, add dried parsley, sage, rosemary, and/or thyme. For more spices, add coriander, oregano, and/or smoked paprika.

If you like, you can marinate the chicken before grilling. Try this balsamic marinade, teriyaki marinade, or chipotle lime marinade.

Raw chicken breasts coated in seasoning and spices, in a glass bowl.

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftover chicken breasts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet set over medium-low heat for the best results. It can also be served cold (straight from the fridge) sliced up on salads.

How to Freeze

Freeze grilled chicken breasts in an airtight container or Ziplock bag for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Up close on seasoned and grilled chicken breasts.

Notes and Tips

  • When grilling chicken, it’s important to preheat your grill and to set it to a medium-high heat. Preheating ensures that it cooks evenly, and if it’s too hot, it will burn the outside of the chicken before it cooks inside.
  • Make sure that the chicken is at room temperature before adding it to the grill. This will also help it cook more evenly.
  • To get super juicy grilled chicken breast: remove it from the grill when it reaches an internal temp of 160°F, let it rest for 10 minutes (it will rise to 165°F), and the slice it. That resting time allows the juices to circulate and fully absorb into the meat.

5 Star Reviews

  • “The chicken was so delicious it was so juicy and very flavorful. I would definitely make it again.” – Karen
  • “So juicy-just like the recipe said it would be!” – Rita
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