Smoky Paprika Garlic Chicken


This grilled chicken recipe has a hint of mint flavor thanks to the mint leaves in the marinade, but it's the dash of smoked paprika that gives the dish its reddish hue.

Smoky Paprika Garlic Chicken
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 4 6 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl combine remaining ingredients. Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in refrigerator 30 to 60 minutes, turning bag once. Drain chicken, reserving marinade.

  2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 15 to 18 minutes or until done (165°F), turning and brushing with reserved marinade halfway through. If desired, top with additional mint.

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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