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Paleo Recipe: Low-Carb BBQ Chicken

Paleo Recipe: Low-Carb BBQ Chicken


Banish boring chicken with this healthy Southwestern-style recipe.

Chicken breast is perhaps the most popular bodybuilding staple of all time for a few very good reasons: It provides plenty of muscle-building protein; it’s almost totally lean; it’s effortless to prepare; and it’s fine to eat hot or cold. Despite all it has in its favor, though, chicken breast can become almost unbearably boring over time—and boredom can find you reaching for all sorts of unhealthy options. This Southwestern-style BBQ chicken breast will stave of boredom with flavor to spare. It features my own smoky seasoning, and still retains versatility—enjoy it as is, or get creative and add some corn, jalapeños, or salsa. Enjoy!

Note: Serve with a steamed vegetable like broccoli.

Quick Tip: Shred the leftover chicken and enjoy as a taco, sandwich, or omelet filling.

Servings: 5
1 1/2 lbs  boneless chicken breast
1 oz  Smokey Rotisserie Seasoning (Irvine Spice Blend)
2 tbsp  garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp  BBQ sauce
1 tbsp  grapeseed oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Cutting board
  • Large bowl
  • Gas or charcoal grill or large sauté pan


  1. Combine chicken, seasoning, chopped garlic, BBQ sauce, oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix and coat chicken well.
  2. Cover chicken and marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Cook on a hot grill or in a sauté pan until chicken is no longer pink.