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Broiled Chicken Breast Recipe

Heavenly Broiled Chicken Breast Recipe

Heavenly chicken breasts, tender and juicy, cooked under a broiler and taste almost like grilled but without the mess and ready in under 15 minutes from start to finish.
Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword broiled chicken, chicken breasts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6 pieces
Calories 88kcal
Author Victor


  • 3 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • Cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • Finely chopped fresh herbs to taste (my favorite is fresh dill) (see note)


  • Position the top rack about 3"-4" from the heating element. Set the oven to broil and let it preheat on high.
  • Line a baking tray with foil.
  • Carefully slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Spread on the baking tray. Rub each piece with a tiny amount of olive oil, about 1/2 teaspoon per half-breast, then sprinkle salt, pepper, cayenne, herbs and minced garlic. Pat to make sure the seasonings stick.
  • Broil the breasts for about 3-5 minutes per side, until nicely browned and the internal temperature reads 165F. The broiling time will vary depending on the oven and the power of the heating element, proximity to the heating element, etc. Pay close attention to the chicken at all times as it will only need minutes to cook.


Do not use dry herbs, they burn easily. I've had success using fresh dill and use it every time. You may skip the herbs altogether. There will be plenty of flavor from the roasted garlic.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg