Craving perfectly grilled chicken without the hassle of an outdoor grill? Look no further!
This simple broiled chicken recipe unlocks the secrets to achieving crispy skin and tender, flavourful meat for both boneless breasts and thighs.

Ready in under 30 minutes with minimal cleanup, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or a delicious weekend feast.

broiled chicken over summer salad

How to Broil Chicken Perfectly

Indulge in the perfect balance of crispy and juicy broiled chicken duo with this delicious recipe featuring both breast and thighs. Learn how to achieve that mouthwatering combination.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Serves
Calories 173 kcal


  • Baking sheet
  • Foil
  • Paper towels
  • Small bowl
  • Basting brush optional


For the Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skin-on chicken breasts
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For Serving (Optional):


  • Preheat: Preheat your ovens broiler/grill to high, and position the oven rack 15cm (6 inches) from the heat source. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
  • Season: Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Rub the seasoning mixture generously over both the breasts and thighs, ensuring all sides are coated.
  • Grill/Broil: Place the chicken skin-side up on the prepared baking sheet. Broil for 8-10 minutes for the breasts and 12-15 minutes for the thighs, depending on thickness, or until the skin is golden brown and crispy.
  • Flip & Finish: Flip the chicken pieces and broil for an additional 5-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 74°C (165°F) using an instant-read thermometer.
  • Rest & Serve: Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in even more tender meat. Serve immediately with your favourite sauces, lemon wedges, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs, if desired.


Recipe Variations:

  • Spicy: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the seasoning mix for a kick.
  • Herb-Crusted: Coat the chicken with a mixture of chopped fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, and rosemary before broiling.
  • Glazed: Brush the chicken with your favourite BBQ sauce or honey mustard sauce during the last few minutes of broiling for a sticky, flavourful glaze.

5 Serving Suggestions:

  1. Salad with grilled chicken: Toss the broiled chicken with mixed greens, chopped vegetables, and a vinaigrette dressing.
  2. Chicken wraps: Shred the chicken and fill tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and your favourite toppings.
  3. Pita pockets: Stuff pita bread with the chicken, avocado hummus, chopped vegetables, and tahini sauce.
  4. Pasta primavera: Serve the chicken over a bed of Pasta with sauteed vegetables and a light cream sauce.
  5. Buddha bowls: Top a bed of rice or quinoa with the chicken, roasted vegetables, avocado, and a drizzle of sesame oil.


This broiled chicken recipe is a versatile and delicious way to enjoy perfectly cooked chicken without the fuss of grilling.
With simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a satisfying and healthy meal that's sure to please the whole family.
So ditch the bbq grill and get broiling – your taste buds will thank you!
Keyword broil chicken, broiled chicken

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.

1 Comment

Moana Tuputala · 27/02/2024 at 12:26 am

5 stars
The flavours are fantastic and the meat tender and juicy. I had mine in fresh bread rolls with salad.

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