Spicy Grilled Chicken with Creamy Cheddar Sauce

Whipping up some heat tonight with this Spicy Grilled Chicken with Homemade Cheddar Sauce! Perfect balance of spice and creamy goodness!


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Servings: 4



For the Chicken:


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp paprika

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper


For the Cheese Sauce:


2 tbsp all-purpose flour

2 tbsp butter

1 cup milk

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp paprika

1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


For the Chicken:


In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper.


Season both sides of the chicken breasts evenly with the spice mixture.

Grill the chicken over medium-high heat until fully cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165°F, about 6-8 minutes per side.

Remove from grill and set aside to rest.

For the Cheese Sauce:

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute until bubbling.

Gradually whisk in the milk and continue cooking until thickened slightly.

Remove from heat and whisk in the shredded cheddar cheese until fully melted and smooth.

Stir in the salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika.

Adjust seasoning to taste if needed.

To Serve:

Slice the grilled chicken breasts and transfer to plates. Generously spoon the creamy cheddar sauce over the top.

Garnish with chopped parsley or green onions if desired. Serve hot.


For spicier sauce, increase the amount of cayenne pepper.

Let chicken rest 5 minutes before slicing to allow juices to redistribute.


Calories: 546 kcal per serving

Kick up your grilled chicken with a zesty spice rub and rich, creamy cheddar cheese sauce! Perfect for a flavor-packed meal.

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