Whole30 Sizzling Pollo Picante Chicken Breasts

Here’s a great one and so easy.  I start with a spin on my Everyday Roasted Chicken Breast but turn it up a notch with this fantastic spice blend with smoked paprika, garlic and chili powder.  And, here’s a new discovery, the spices under the olive oil.

Sprinkle a bit of the spices, olive oil then kosher salt, rub it all to create the magic for a juicy and tender chicken breast.  This is great for a weeknight dinner, but I am going to show you how to make a really great taco salad with it! it’s also fantastic for chicken salad, in a Mexican inspired soup or as the beginning of a great lunch to go. And be sure to save the bones for chicken stock!

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Sizzling Pollo Picante Chicken Breasts (Whole30)

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


This easy and delicious recipe is a great way to spice up your Whole30 chicken!


For the Picante Seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

For the Chicken Breasts:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp of picante seasoning
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil


For the Picante Seasoning:

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix together until well blended.  (Store in airtight container for later use.)

For the Chicken Breasts:

Preheat oven to 400°F (if you have a commercial grade oven, like I do, cook at 375°F).  Rub each chicken breast with ¼ of the picante seasoning (about ¾ tsp per piece). Next drizzle each one with extra virgin olive oil (divide evenly across the 4 chicken breasts) and rub the oil and seasoning all over. Then salt each breast with about ½ tsp of salt.

Place on a sheet pan with parchment paper and bake for 30 mins.  Then, baste them with their own pan juices and fat and cook for 5 more minutes.  (add another 5 minutes to cooking time if they are not brown enough.)


Teri’s short cut: Double the recipe so that you have it on hand, ready to go.  Great for chicken salad, lunch to go or even breakfast.

3 thoughts on “Whole30 Sizzling Pollo Picante Chicken Breasts

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  2. My son has declared this is the best chicken ever! I made it with thighs instead of breast because they like it better. It’s a winner! Thanks

  3. My whole family loves this chicken. They are always asking for it again. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!!

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