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grilled chicken in pan

The Best Easy Grilled Chicken

  • Author: Jen
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10-12 min
  • Total Time: 15-17 min not counting marinating time
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This recipe for the best ever grilled chicken is beyond easy. It comes together with only five ingredients and it's so basic but so delicious. And because the ingredients are so minimal, this grilled chicken fits into almost any dietary preference. This recipe is paleo, Whole30 compliant and low carb.


  • 2 chicken breasts (about 6 oz per breast)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Prepare chicken breasts by placing them in a sealable bag (I used a Stasher bag) and add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Massage the marinade into the chicken until it is fully coated and store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
  3. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat and using tongs, grill your chicken breasts for 5-6 min per side or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. For larger chicken breasts (like the ones from Costco) grill for 6-8 minutes per side.
  4. Wrap your cooked chicken in foil and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting
  5. Serve with your favorite sides or on top of a salad


Nutrition info calculated with 12 oz total (raw) chicken breast 


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: 247
  • Fat: 8.2
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Protein: 51.9

Keywords: paleo, whole30, low carb, keto, gluten free