This seasoned southwest grilled chicken breast recipe is a quick, easy, and healthy recipe. This chicken recipe features 3 ingredients including our southwestern dip seasoning to create a flavorful treat that you can pair with any side dish.
Grilling is always a fun and easy alternative to cooking on the stove or baking. In the summer months, it is nice to use a grill for cooking to eliminate heat buildup in your house. However, you can grill at any time of the year if the weather is nice enough or if you can grill on a griddle in the house.
Grilled chicken is an easy main dish to turn into a tasty meal. It is also great for those on a budget or if you are trying out a new health plan involving fewer red meats. Plus, grilled chicken can be served in a variety of ways from salads to a meal with side dishes. Our southwestern dip mix seasoning is great for creating flavorful chicken breasts. It is a great seasoning that gives your chicken a savory flavor with the garlic, onion, and other spices in this seasoning.
How to Season Chicken Breasts
For this recipe, you have a few different options for seasoning your chicken breasts. Our favorite option is to place the 4 chicken breasts in a storage bag with the 3 Tbs of olive oil and 2 rounded Tbs of Chugwater Chili Dip & Dressing Mix. Shake the bag so that the chicken breasts become covered in the seasoning. You can also baste the breasts with olive oil then sprinkle the seasoning onto both sides of the chicken breasts. Now you can let it marinate for 15 minutes or just start grilling. Letting the chicken breasts marinate helps the flavors of the dip seasoning flavor the meat.
Grilling Chicken Breasts
Heat your grill to 350 degrees. Make sure to clean your grill off before you start grilling. Place the chicken breasts on the grill. Cook for about 7 minutes on one side then flip and cook the other side for another 7 minutes. Make sure the chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees. If you do not have a thermometer slice into the chicken breast and see if it looks pink or has turned a white color to indicate it is done. If the chicken breasts are not fully thawed when you grill them they will need to cook longer.
Serving Grilled Chicken Breasts
Once your chicken breasts are cook all the way through it is time to serve. The nice thing about chicken breasts is that they can be served in a variety of fashions. You can pick some sides and serve as a meal. There is also the option to serve them on a salad or with a rice bowl too. Slice and serve in a tortilla wrap also with vegetables and a salad dressing. Below are some suggested side dishes that go great with this recipe.
Side Dishes to Serve with Grilled Chicken Breasts
- Sautéed or steamed vegetables
- Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Southwestern Sauce
- Side salad
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