Spicy Chicken Breasts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
With the fiery spices in this entree, you won't even think about reaching for the salt shaker. Our Test Kitchen team combined minced garlic, cayenne pepper and paprika with a few kitchen staples for a fiesta of taste.


  • 2-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Sprinkle over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 151 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.