Sweet And Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken is a delicious marinated chicken that is grilled and ready to serve up for lunch or dinner. Sweet and spicy flavor in each bite of this juicy chicken. A simple no-fuss meal to get your family excited for.

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If you want a prep ahead meal, this easy grilled chicken recipe is gonna be one to add to your menu plan! Let me share how simple it is to make this easy grilled sweet and spicy chicken recipe.

This Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe Is…

  • Grilled chicken recipe
  • Easy Prep
  • Marinated chicken
  • Can be prepped ahead of time
  • Quick Cook
  • Reheats well

Ingredients You Will Need

Boneless chicken – Any boneless chicken will work great for this recipe. If you want bone-in you will need to cook your chicken longer, ensuring it cooks all the way through.

Brown Sugar – I used a light brown sugar but you can use dark if you want.

Seasonings – Minced garlic, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.

How to Make Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

Full directions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a quick walk-through.

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Step One: Start by adding all the seasonings into a bag and then toss chicken in and coat. You will want to coat all sides of your chicken.

Step Two: Marinate the chicken as directed in the recipe card.

Step Three: Heat up your grill and start grilling up the chicken getting both sides cooked evenly.

Pro Tip: Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches 165 degrees internally. All chicken will cook differently depending on the thickness.

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How to Prep Ahead Of Time

This is the perfect recipe to prep the night before so when you come home from work you can toss on the grill. Or you can make it in the morning, and then cook in the evening.

The longer the marinated soaks with the chicken the richer of flavor the chicken will have.

Storing Leftover Chicken

Refrigerate – Store your chicken in the fridge, or opt to freeze leftovers. You can store in an airtight container or bag and eat within 3-4 days of storing it.

Freezing – Freezing leftover chicken is another option. Just store in the proper freezer friendly container. Thaw the chicken in the fridge the night before you plan to eat.

Vacuum sealing your chicken is a fantastic way to extend the life of your food. I love our food saver it is a great item to use for all types of meals, leftovers, and pre-packaging meats and such.

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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken

Yield: 2 1/2 pounds
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken is a sweet and spiced up grilled boneless chicken. This easy grilled chicken is anything but bland. A fantastic weeknight grilling recipe to try out this week.


  • 2 1/2 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes



  1. In a small bowl mix together the Brown Sugar, Minced Garlic, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, Paprika, Salt, Black Pepper, and Red Pepper Flakes. Stir everything together.
  2. Place Chicken Breast into a Large Ziploc Bag. Dump in Seasoning Mix, seal tightly and shake to coat.
  3. Let the chicken marinade in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  4. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes on each side, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F.

Prep Ahead Instructions -

  1. Place Chicken Breast into a Large Ziploc Bag. Add in the Brown Sugar, Minced Garlic, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, Paprika, Salt, Black Pepper, and Red Pepper Flakes. Seal bag and shake to mix and coat everything evenly. Store in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Cooking Instructions -

  1. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes on each side, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F.


Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees internal temperature.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 559mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 59g
Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

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