Minty Grilled Chicken


Mint and paprika may seem an unlikely duo, but they work together to give chicken breast an unexpected flavor punch.

Minty Grilled Chicken
Prep Time:
15 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 pounds total)

  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Add mint, lemon juice, oil, garlic, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Seal bag; turn to combine ingredients. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.

  2. Remove chicken, reserving marinade. Grill the chicken on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 15 to 18 minutes or until done (165°F), turning and brushing with reserved marinade halfway through grilling.


Serve with grilled asparagus and top with additional mint.


Fill the rest of your plate with some asparagus spears grilled along with the chicken for a bright, simple side dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 8.6mg 43%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 590mg 13%
Folate, total 19mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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