Mexican Spiced Grilled Chicken Recipe for Meal Prepping or a Quick 20-Minute Dinner by Donna John

Poultry Dinner Grilling
2 months ago

Mexican Spiced Grilled Chicken Recipe for Meal Prepping or a Quick 20-Minute Dinner

Meal prepping is new to me. When the new year rolled in, I got in a healthy frame of mind and ordered some meal prep containers. Now I'm looking for meal prep recipes to cook and put into those containers.

Chicken breast is a popular ingredient for meal prepping. Being someone who wants flavor in their foods, I tried this easy grilled Mexican spiced chicken recipe. The chicken breast is simply sprinkled liberally with a seasoning blend of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper, and then cooked in a grill pan. The flavorful chicken was a hit for dinner and will make it onto my meal prep recipe list.

You can cook these chicken breasts on an outdoor grill, if preferred (and the weather is cooperating). Serve these juicy chicken breasts with your favorite side dishes for dinner, chop them up for chicken salad or pop one into a meal container for lunch or dinner the next day.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the seasonings in a bowl.
  2. Liberally season both sides of the chicken with the seasoning. Drizzle with a little olive oil, if desired.
  3. Cook the chicken in a grill pan until well browned on both sides and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness. (Internal temperature should be 165 degrees F).

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
I think meal prepping is really helpful, especially during extra busy work times. This recipe is perfect for that, thanks!

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