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.


  • 1 ½ 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


  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.
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