Spicy Grilled Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Atkins or South Beach friendly recipe suitable for all phases. net carbs 0 grams, protein 46 grams, fat 37.5 grams (depending on chicken piece) The chicken is covered in a tasty southwest rub and grilled or baked.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix spice mixture (all ingredients except canola oil) in a food processor or by hand and set aside.
  2. Rub chicken pieces with olive or canola oil.
  3. Coat chicken pieces with spice mixture and rub some under the skin.
  4. Grill over medium heat for 35-45 minutes, turning as needed.
  5. You may also bake chicken at 350 ° F.
  6. for 40-45 minutes.
Most Helpful

Dawn, Thanks for suggesting this recipe. I made it this weekend for "Atkins" friends, and they loved it. Said it had a nice spicy flavor. I left the cumin out, because DH dislikes it with a passion. I used 6 split (half) chicken breasts and baked them in the oven for about 35 minutes. Chicken was tasty & juicy, I'll definitely make this again.

Dee514 February 29, 2004

This is a nice way to bbq chicken. I used boneless, skinless breasts. We just felt that with all the spices, the flavour would be more pronounced.

Debbb April 17, 2006