Spice Rubbed Chicken Breast Recipes In 30 Minutes or Less!

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When life gets too busy and you still want to eat healthy, look to chicken breast recipes to keep you healthy in no time at all. All you need for this spice rubbed chicken breast recipe is what’s already in your pantry for a quick dinner that’s low in calories and heart healthy. Pair this lean protein with your favorite vegetables and you’ll have an entire meal in 30 minutes or less! 



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. table salt
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. ground thyme


  1. Turn broiler on high heat.
  2. Prepare broiler pan by spraying lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Combine all herbs and spices in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Rub spice mixture on both sides of chicken breast halves until evenly coated.
  5. Broil chicken breast halves 7 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear and meat thermometer reads 165° F. 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 breast
Calories 173 (726kJ)
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Total Fat 2.4g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 68g 23%
Sodium 1826mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 9.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 2.2g
Protein 29.2g 0%
Calcium 8%
Potassium 519mg 0%

How To Burn Off 173 calories? (1 serving)

    Burn off the calories in 1 chicken breast half by:

    • 25 minutes of badminton.
    • 29 minutes of curling.
    • 35 minutes of diving. 

Want Less Calories?

  • Do this: Use 3 grated garlic cloves instead of garlic powder and 1 tbsp. of grated onion (with juice) instead of onion powder.
  • The result? 112 calories per chicken breast half. 

Special ingredient: Smoked Paprika

Smoked paprika not only adds a generous amount of spice to any dish, but its bright red color brightens even a drab dish. Smoked paprika in particular adds a spicy grilled flavor that makes all chicken breast recipes tastes fresh from the grill. Use more paprika for a spicier dish or lessen it for a milder dish, the choice is yours!