4-Spice Chicken Breast (Quick, Keto, Low-carb, Dinner for 2)

I love a quick meal, especially when I’m busy. This one came to me by accident: my Italian Seasoning sprinkle lid was not on tight so it fell off, leaving what seemed like a mountain of Italian seasonings on my chicken breast. Even though I considered washing the chicken off and starting again, I decided to just keep it and it turned out amazing! The Italian spices give the chicken a quick burst of flavor, which is perfect since I didn’t have time to marinate the chicken. I enjoy this chicken with Caesar Salad and in cauliflower rice bowls. If you have about 15 minutes then this is a recipe for you!

Quick Caesar Dressing Pinterest Pin

This recipe makes 2 servings.

I love using this chicken on dinner-sized salads and as a protein for cauliflower rice bowls. Since we tend to need slightly more than a moderate amount of protein, this was a enough for 2 large salads.

This recipe uses Butcher Box, free-range organic chicken breast.

I like to buy organic & free-range meat when possible because it tastes better and is better for me. Free-range & organic chickens live better lives doing what animals are meant to do: roam the earth and eat things produced in nature. They’re also free from things like hormones and antibiotics. But, if you’ve ever checked the prices of free-range and organic meats in the market, then you know it can get pretty expensive per serving. For my family, it works out better to buy a monthly box from Butcher Box. The box works out to be less than $6.00 a meal & it lasts us at least a few weeks. If you’re interested in Butcher Box, you can always get $10 off your first box + free, no-sugar bacon using my link. This month (November 2018), get a FREE package of sugar-free bacon for life with every order.

4-Spice Chicken in a Pan



  1. Mix all of the spices in a small bowl (so that they get incorporated evenly) and sprinkle them on the chicken breast

  2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan or skillet

  3. Cook the chicken breast for 4-5 minutes per side (only flip the chicken once)

  4. Remove from the skillet from the heat and allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes before cutting.

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