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5 from 2 votes

Perfect Grilled Chicken Breast

This perfect grilled chicken breast has the most delicious spice rub! Plus how to get the juiciest grilled chicken with just three simple tips.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 186kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (roughly 2 average-sized chicken breasts)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

spice rub

  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Heat grill to high heat (5-600°F).
  • While grill is heating, pound chicken breasts flat: sandwich between layers of plastic wrap, then pound to an even thickness of ¾ inch using a rolling pin.
  • Stir together spice blend.
  • Brush chicken breasts with olive oil, then sprinkle generously with the spice blend.
  • Carefully grease the grill with spray oil (you can also brush the grill with olive oil), then place the chicken on the greased grill.
  • Cook chicken for 2 minutes per side, then reduce grill heat to medium (roughly 450°F).
  • Continue cooking chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 155°F. Remove chicken from the grill and cover with a bowl or baking dish. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. Chicken will continue to cook while it rests.
  • Slice chicken against the grain, and serve.


  • This grilled chicken is best served fresh, but leftovers can be kept for up to 4 days in the fridge.


Serving size is roughly ½ a chicken breast.


Serving: 3.5oz | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg