South-Of-The-Border Grilled Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Easy, spicy, grilled chicken. A food Southwestern/Mexican way to grill. Super easy, super tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  2. Combine chili powder, cumin, coriander, sugar, salt, cayenne and olive oil in a bowl. Mixture will be a little dry.
  3. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet or other heavy object until a uniform 1/4-inch thickness. Use your hands to rub chicken with chili mixture. Place chicken on grill and cook, turning 9 to 10 minutes until juices run clear when the thickest part of the breast is pierced with the tip of a knife. Slice crosswise into strips.
Most Helpful

This was really great! Just the right amount of heat and spice. I used skinless chicken thighs with bones, didn't do the pounding, so it was even easier than the orginal. Served it with a fresh Orange, Anahiem Chili, Sweet Onion and Cilantro Salsa. It was delicious enough for guests. This is a recipe I will make over and over. Thanks.

Carolyn Hughey August 19, 2007

I used one pack of three large chicken breast halves, and added a tablespoon more olive oil, to make it easier to rub on. It had a great spicy taste, but not too hot. Great easy recipe. Definitely a keeper.

AuntJammie1 July 18, 2006

While I only used two chicken breast halves, I kept the amount of spice rub the same. This had nice flavor - some spice, but not a lot of heat. Very quick and easy to make. Thank you!

Vino Girl July 04, 2006