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How to Grill Chicken on Stove-Top (Easy Grill Pan Method)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla


  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts about 4 oz each
  • 1 teaspoon Dried or fresh basil cilantro or parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown or granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon or lime optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Combine all the dry seasoning in a small bowl. Season both sides of the chicken with the dry seasoning mix.

  • Heat a heavy duty grill pan to high heat for about 2-3 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-high and add the oil to the pan and make sure the entire pan is coated with oil.

  • Add the chicken breasts to pan and cook for 5-6 minutes on the first side without moving, until the undersides develop dark grill marks. Flip the chicken breasts using a pair of tongs or a fork and cook the other side for 5-6 minutes.

  • Turn off heat and allow chicken breasts to rest in pan for at least 5 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with lemon or lime before serving (optional).


* Optional: pound chicken breasts to even thickness using a meat tenderizer or a rolling-pin.